Dubai International Airport News

Dubai International sees record passenger numbers in October

Dubai International sees record passenger numbers in October

Dubai International welcomed 6.4 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at DXB reached 6,420,208 passengers compared to 6,250,810 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 2.7 per cent. Year to date, passenger numbers at DXB have risen 6.8 per cent to 69,366,094 compared to 64,947,684 recorded during the first ten months of 2015.

Emirates counts cost of drone activity in Dubai

Emirates counts cost of drone activity in Dubai

1st Nov 2016 Airline News

Numerous unauthorised drone incursions in the vicinity of Dubai International Airport are costing Emirates Airline millions of dirhams, reports Phil Blizzard in the United Arab Emirates. Flight diversions and network disruptions due to these activities in airspace around Dubai International airport impact thousands of passengers each year reveals Adel Al Redha, Emirates chief operations officer.

Dubai airport passenger traffic slips 2.9%

Dubai airport passenger traffic slips 2.9%

31st Aug 2014 Airline News

Passenger traffic through Dubai’s main airport dropped 2.9 percent from the previous year to 5.16 million people in July, as construction work temporarily reduced its capacity, operator Dubai Airports has revealed.

Breaking Travel News interview: Paul Griffiths, chief executive, Dubai Airports

Breaking Travel News interview: Paul Griffiths, chief executive, Dubai Airports

12th Nov 2013 Focus

Dubai Airports chief executive Paul Griffiths talks to Phil Blizzard about the development plans for the newly opened Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central which could see passenger numbers topping 200 million per year. He also outlines the growth of Dubai International Airport which is seeing a 24 per cent increase in passenger numbers and being based in the centre of the city could soon run out of space.

Dubai International continues to see strong growth

Dubai International continues to see strong growth

30th Oct 2013 Airline News

Passenger traffic at Dubai International, the world’s second busiest airport for international passengers, rose 13.1 per cent in September, according to the latest traffic statistics issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic in September totalled 5,407,326, an increase of 13.1 per cent compared to 4,780,394 during the corresponding month in 2012.

Al Maktoum International opens at Dubai World Central

Al Maktoum International opens at Dubai World Central

27th Oct 2013 Airline News

Dubai’s second airport, Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central, has opened to passengers with the arrival of the first commercial flight. Phil Blizzard reports for Breaking Travel News on the inauguration by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, and the arrival of the first Wizz Air flight from Budapest.

Dubai International continues passenger number growth

Dubai International continues passenger number growth

29th Aug 2013 Airline News

Passenger traffic at Dubai International, the world’s second busiest airport for international passengers, rose 6.1 per cent in July, according to a traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. Passenger traffic in July reached 5,310,361, an increase of 6.1 per cent compared to 5,006,155 during the corresponding month in 2012.

Dubai International confirmed as leading A380 hub

Dubai International confirmed as leading A380 hub

17th Apr 2013 Airline News

Dubai International has taken the top spot as leading hub for A380 operations, according to published airline industry flight schedule data for 2012. This is the latest coup for Dubai International, which has become fastest growing airport in 2012 according to OAG statistics.

Dubai International moves up international league table

Dubai International moves up international league table

28th Mar 2013 Airline News

Dubai International has been confirmed as the world’s second busiest airport for international passenger traffic, moving ahead of Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport for the first time. Since the start of the year Dubai International has moved up two positions in the global rankings and now has London Heathrow’s title as the world’s busiest international airport firmly within its sights.