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DXB expects 64.5 million travellers this year

Business Dubai 23 Nov 22
DXB expects 64.5 million travellers this year
Dubai expects to record 64.5 million travellers at DXB by year-end. In terms of traffic volume, India, Saudi Arabia, the UK and Pakistan are top destinations.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
23 November 2022, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 December 2022, 12:00 AM

Dubai Airports on Tuesday increased again its annual forecast for passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) to 64.3 million following a strong performance by the hub in the third quarter and the prospects of a stronger surge in the offing in the final three months of 2022.

DXB started the second half of the year with a bang, with average monthly traffic exceeding the 6-million mark throughout the third quarter.

DXB had recorded 17.8 million passengers in the first quarter of 2020 prior to the pandemic. In Q3 this year, the hub recorded 18.5 million passengers, the first time that quarterly traffic reached pre-pandemic levels since 2020.

“The growth in passenger traffic has been terrific throughout the year and continues to exceed our expectations by a margin. While we are thrilled with the numbers, what really gives us immense satisfaction is how the airport community is working together like a well-oiled machine to keep raising the bar on service quality,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

Most of the growth, Griffith said, comes from the traditional markets of India, the UK, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. He added that the end of Covid-19 testing requirements and people’s eagerness to travel have contributed to the increase.

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