Dubai airport braces for 'busiest winter ever'; new flights to 9 destinations announced.
30 November 2023, 12:00 AM
29 November 2023, 12:00 AM
Dubai International (DXB) is expecting its ''busiest winter ever" with seven international airlines starting new flights to nine destinations.
The winter season, especially in the run-up to Christmas and New Year, has always been among the busiest periods for DXB — with expats flying out to be with families and thousands visitors coming to the city for the holidays.
There are now 4,400 flights (one-way) operating out of DXB every week, marking a 20 per cent increase from the previous winter season.
Here are the seven airlines and the new services and destinations that have been added to DXB's flight list since October :
Aegean Airlines: ATH – Athens
Air Canada: YVR – Vancouver
Batik Air: KUL – Kuala Lumpur
Eurowings: BER – Berlin and STR – Stuttgart
Transavia: LYS – Lyon and MRS – Marseille
Virgin Atlantic Airways: LHR – London
TUS Airways: LCA – Larnaca
“The new services and increased frequencies to our winter schedule reaffirms our commitment to growing DXB as a major hub and further positioning the airport as a dynamic and competitive player in the global aviation landscape," said Rob Whitehouse, vice-president for research at Dubai Airports.