DXB records busiest month ever

Record passenger numbers at world’s busiest international airport

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Dubai International Airport has recorded its busiest month of passenger traffic in its history.

Already one of the world’s busiest airports, DXB continues to see its numbers increase, with July seeing more than eight million passengers passing through, according to official figures released by Dubai Airports.

DXB is the busiest airport in the world for international passenger traffic, and is ranked as the third busiest by total passenger traffic – only bettered by Beijing Capital International Airport in China and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the US. Passenger numbers in July totalled 8,065,789, up 5.9 percent compared to July 2016.

The airport has also seen a year-on-year increase in total passenger numbers to date. So far, two million more passengers have passed through DXB in the first seven months of 2017 than compared to the same period last year – 51 million, up from 48 million in 2016.

India remained the most-visited destination by DXB passengers, the UK second and Saudi Arabia third – while London was the single most popular city by traffic volume.

Interestingly, South America was the fastest-growing region in July, with passenger numbers growing 59 percent on 2016. The number of travellers heading to Asia grew 20 percent, with Eastern Europe and Africa seeing an increase of 16 percent and nine percent respectively.

DXB has been equipping itself for increased footfall this year, with new projects underway to install new technology and ease the passenger experience, including the Emirates Smart Wallet scheme, private sleeping pods, and automatic passport control.

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