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Emirates News Agency – For the eighth year in a row, Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in the world with 29.1 million passengers in 2021.


/ From Munira al-Sumaidi /.

Dubai, 22 February 2020 (WAM) – Dubai International Airport “DXB” has become the world’s busiest international airport for the eighth consecutive year.

It received 29.1 million passengers in 2021, more than the initial expectations for the number of passengers by Dubai International Airport “DXB” in 2021. The relative increase as a result of the increase in air traffic is estimated at half a million passengers. In the last quarter of the year.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said the major events of 2021 contributed to the achievement of large-scale key achievements in light of the exceptional circumstances imposed by the global epidemic. The industry has accelerated the pace and speed of recovery. “DXB” at Dubai International Airport is 100 percent Concorde D and Concourse A terminal number. Reopened at 1, and opened one of the world’s largest airport laboratories to conduct Nazi swap tests to detect Govt. 19 infections for all visitors who come to Dubai easily and simply. We welcome them to visit the world and Expo 2020 Dubai.

He also spoke about the exceptional performance of Dubai International Airport “DXB”, saying that despite the challenges and difficulties faced by millions of individuals around the world, we have been able to overcome obstacles by making changes with flexibility and speed. Safe and convenient travel experience for travelers via Dubai International Airport “DXB”. “These amazing results have been achieved through the efforts of all staff and associates and the ability to withstand sudden changes in travel regulations and the increasing number of global concerns.

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Griffiths noted that preliminary expectations indicate that annual passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport “DXB” will reach 55.1 million passengers by the end of 2022, creating a quality leap and explaining that this figure could be significantly surpassed. We now see the continuation ..

For his part, Dubai Airport CEO Majid Al Joker told Emirates News that Dubai International Airport “DXB” received about 29 million, 110 thousand 609 passengers in 2021, with an annual growth rate. At 12.7 per cent, the number was driven by strong growth. In the last three months of the same year, the airport recorded 11,794,046 passengers, an increase of 77 per cent over the third quarter, making it the busiest period since the first quarter. For the first time since the onset of the 2020 quarter and epidemic, the airport has more passenger traffic than the quarterly airport. Dubai International “DXP” Index has 10 million passengers, making December the busiest month of the year. A total of 4.5 million passengers.

Touching on the effects of Expo 2020 passenger traffic, he said the event coincided with measures to ease travel restrictions worldwide and was a boost to increase passenger traffic to two million passengers from last October. April.

The number of passengers increased by 40% in the last quarter of last year, representing a 53% increase compared to the same period in 2019, and the number of direct passengers was 71% of the total number of passengers. In the last quarter of 2021, a significant increase over 2019 was recorded.

The number of “DXB” flights at Dubai International Airport in the last quarter of 2021 was about 77,671, bringing the number of annual flights to 233,375, an increase of 28.1 per cent per annum, while the average number of passengers per flight was 154. Passengers per year were down 18.9 per cent.

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Al-Joker added that it recorded 614,834 tonnes of cargo in the last quarter, with a growth rate of 7.5 per cent, raising the annual cargo volume by 20 per cent in 2021 to 2,319,185 in total. Tons

Wam / Munira Al-Sumaidi / Awad Al-Mukhtar / Azem Al-Ghauli

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