Dubai International Airport to be world’s third busiest by 2020
Dubai International Airport will grow to be the third busiest international airport by 2020, according to BAA Airports, the operator of six British Airports.
Currently, London's Heathrow occupies the third position as the busiest international airport, and Dubai will overtake it within a decade, says Simon Baugh, Director of Media Relations, BAA Airports.
Heathrow is now working on 99.3% of total capacity, and there is no more room for more flights, as the airport does not allow flights from 11.30pm to 6:00am, while Dubai has the advantage of night flights, Baugh said.
Dubai Airports plans to invest about $7.8bn towards airport expansion, so as to increase the current passenger capacity from 60million passengers a year, to 90 million passengers by 2018.
Posted on 24/5/2012
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