Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Dubai International Airport Retains Top Spot

Dubai International Airport

DUBAI International (DXB) retained its position as the world’s number one airport for international passengers for the fourth consecutive year with annual traffic reaching 88.2 million passengers in 2017, operator Dubai Airports said on Monday.

In 2017, even as passenger traffic grew at its slowest pace of 5.5 per cent in nine years, most traffic performance metrics underpinned Dubai’s positioning as a preferred global aviation and transport hub.

Performance metrics include excellent infrastructure, better airline connectivity, easy-to-approach destinations in East and West, flow of international and regional tourists, and visa-on-arrival access to Chinese and Russian tourists.

A major transit hub situated on transcontinental air routes, DXB, which overtook London Heathrow as the busiest for international travellers in 2014, made passenger journeys through the facility smoother by reducing waiting times – by deploying cutting edge technology to track and manage queues in real time, as well as by enabling the use of Emirates ID at smart gates for UAE residents, said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

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