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Dubai Airport will be the busiest airport in the world with 29.1 million passengers in 2021


With 20.1 million passengers at Dubai International Airport in 2021, Dubai International Airport has topped the list of busiest international airports in the world for the eighth year in a row. Dubai International Airport DXB in 2021, with a relative increase of half a million passengers as a result of the increase in air traffic in the last quarter of the year.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airport, noted the key events of 2021, which have contributed to a number of significant achievements in the light of the quality measures taken by Dubai and aviation in light of the exceptional conditions imposed by the global epidemic. The department has been instrumental in advancing the recovery wheel and accelerating its pace. With 100% operational return at Dubai International Airport, Concourse D and Concourse A reopen at Terminal 1, opening one of the world’s largest airport laboratories to conduct Nazi swap tests to diagnose Covit-19 for all visitors. Coming to Dubai easily. The airport also welcomed the arrival of new airlines connecting Dubai with multiple destinations to receive millions of tourists from around the world and welcome them to Expo 2020 Dubai.
Paul Griffiths said: “Despite the challenges and difficulties faced by millions of individuals around the world, we have been able to overcome obstacles by maintaining flexibility and speed with changes to deliver a safer and more comfortable travel experience to passengers. DXB International Airport. Thanks to the ability to deal with sudden changes in the rules, the high number of infections and the global concern about the emergence of new mutations in the virus, we maintain our position as the busiest international airport in the world.
Griffiths added: “The return to activity in key markets such as Australia and the gradual easing of travel restrictions around the world have promising opportunities for 2022 in light of our continued efforts to guide the aviation and aviation industry. Enhances its contributions to the recovery phase.
Griffiths explained that initial expectations were that Dubai International Airport would reach 55.1 million passengers by the end of 2022, but if the positive factors we see now continue, this number could be significantly surpassed by making a quality leap.

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Statistics and figures

By 2021, Dubai International Airport received about 29,110,609 passengers, with an annual growth rate of 12.7%, indicating strong growth in the last three months of the same year, during which time the airport recorded a large number of arrivals. 11,794,046 passengers, an increase of 77% from the third quarter, and therefore, the busiest period since the first quarter of 2020, and for the first time since the outbreak of the disease, Dubai International Airport’s quarterly passenger traffic exceeded 10 million. The passenger code number, so there were a total of 4.5 million passengers during the busiest month of December.

International Travel Destinations

By 2021, India will retain its number one position in Dubai International with a total of 4.2 million passengers, Pakistan with 1.8 million passengers, Saudi Arabia with 1.5 million passengers, and United with 1.2 million passengers. Destinations include the United States with a total of 1.1 million passengers, Egypt with one million passengers and Turkey with 945,000 passengers.
In 2021, Istanbul topped the list with 916,000 passengers, Cairo 905,000, London 814,000 and New Delhi 791,000.
Dubai International Airport is connected by 84 international airlines to more than 198 global destinations in 93 countries, more than the number of destinations visited before the outbreak in 2019.


The number of flights at Dubai International Airport reached approximately 77,671 flights in the last quarter of 2021, bringing the number of annual flights to 233,375, an increase of 28.1% per annum, while the average number of passengers per flight reached 154. 18.9% decrease per year.

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Air cargo saw strong performance throughout the year, recording 614,834 tonnes of cargo in the fourth quarter with a growth of 7.5%, raising the annual cargo volume by 2021 to a total of 2,319,185 tonnes.

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