Friday, December 19, 2014
Share |

Dubai International Airport to be busiest in 2014

The current expansion at the Dubai International Airport will make it the worlds busiest airport by the year 2014, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Chairman of Emirates Airline.


The traffic at the Dubai International Airport has crossed 57.7 million in 2012, and the airline plans to accommodate all A380s, as Emirates currently has nearly 90 double-decker A380s on order, al Maktoum said.


Dubai had opened a dedicated facility for aircraft early this year. The annual traffic report by Dubai International showed that 57.6mn passengers passed through the hub last year, marking 13.2 percent increase in comparison to 2011. The statistics revealed that this made Dubai the world’s third busiest airport, surpassing Hong Kong International Airport.


The officials at the Dubai International Airport earlier said that it was ready to overtake London Heathrow, the world’s busiest airport by 2014. Heathrow is nearing its capacity of 68mn passengers a year, while Dubai International is likely to accommodate 90million people a year by the year 2018, due to expansion work.


Dubai has grown at a rapid pace, rising from 99th largest international airport only 11 years ago.


The world’s largest A380 facility opened at Terminal 3 of Dubai International in early January, while the freight capacity of the airport is to be expanded by 25 percent, touching 1.5 million tonnes by 2018.


Posted on 12/9/2013

blog comments powered by Disqus

Recent Articles

Partial closure of Al Ittihad Road hinders Dubai-Sharjah connectivity

Burj Khalifa New Year Eve fireworks to go global this year

Dubai gears up for milestone edition of Dubai Shopping Festival 2015

Electronic labour card offences dropped to Dh1000 until 30th June 2015

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014 draws more than 100,000 visitors

UAE is least corrupt country in MENA region

Tallest chocolate structure unveiled at Dubai Airport

Dubai residential rental surges 18 percent in one-year

UAE introduces skill certification project for expat workers

Qatar and UAE ranks first globally in overall tax ranking

 



Top