Phil Blizzard talks to the leadership team from the Dubai Airshow ahead of the 2019 event. Take a look for predictions from Michele van Akelijen, managing director of show organisers Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East, and Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports.
Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports, takes a look at some of the highlights from the first six months of this year at both Dubai International and Dubai World Central.
The closure of one of DXB’s two runways between April 16th and May 30th for a complete rehabilitation programme reduced the airport’s capacity, contributing to a decline in traffic of 5.6 per cent year-on-year.
Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central surged to 1.2 million during the first half of 2019, compared to 517,813 during the same period in 2018. The increase follows the transfer of some flights by a number of airlines during the closure of Dubai International’s southern runway for rehabilitation from April 16th to May 30th.
The world’s busiest airport for international passenger traffic has expanded its connectivity to a new destination with the arrival of GoAir’s inaugural flight from Kannur in the south Indian state of Kerala.
Dubai International has welcomed Air India’s inaugural flights from the cities of Indore and Kolkata (Calcutta). The thrice weekly service from Indore is the first international flight out of the city, which is the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Upping the ante on enhancing the customer experience at Dubai International, operator Dubai Airports has launched a high-tech system that monitors airport operations in real-time and visualises traffic flows to support consistently smooth operations at the airport.
Dubai World Central will see the number of passenger flights skyrocket by 700 per cent as it takes on additional traffic during the 45-day period when the southern runway at Dubai International is closed for a complete refurbishment.
Dubai International has given its billionth visitor a warm welcome after his arrival this morning. Nine-year-old Arjun and his family arrived from Orlando, Florida, on Emirates flight EK220.
Starting from October 28th, Aeroflot will launch regular flights between Moscow Sheremetyevo and Dubai World Central, the airline’s second destination in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai has 8.37 million reasons to celebrate after that number of customers passed through the world’s number one international airport Dubai International in August, setting a new global standard and surpassing the airport’s former record of 8.23 million set in August 2017.