Dubai will soon be world’s second busiest airport

Dubai International overtaking Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Paris Charles de Gaulle

Dubai International Airport is set to become world’s second busiest international airport in terms of passenger traffic in the coming months, according to forecasts by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. The airport will, the centre says, overtake Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Paris Charles de Gaulle to move up to second place behind Heathrow Airport before November.
Dubai is growing due to an upswing in seasonal flights from Gulf carriers and an increasing numbers of passengers choosing to connect between Europe and Asia via Dubai. Traffic at DIA rose by 9% to 29.3 million passengers in 2011, while Heathrow carried 28.4 million with 9.9% growth that year. DIA is embarking on a US$7.8 billion expansion plan, which will increase capacity from 60 million to 90 million passengers per year.
Aviation Forum


Check Also

AirPortr, London, Heathrow, airport, oneworld, Finnair, baggage, bags, luggage, suitcases, pick up, check in, business travel

Finnair launches London luggage collection scheme

Passengers departing from London Heathrow can get their baggage picked up, transported and checked in.

Heathrow, expansion, Boris, May, Grayling, runway, vote, parliament, government, UK, London, airport

UK parliament greenlights Heathrow expansion

But due to complications over construction and the inevitable legal battles, the opening date could be another ten years away.

Heathrow, airport, London, runway, cabinet, UK, government, vote, approve, support, Theresa May, Boris

UK cabinet backs Heathrow third runway

But splits in the ruling party mean that the government may not win a parliamentary vote.

Luton, London, Heathrowm City, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, punctuality, minutes, average, 2017, delay

UK airports with biggest flight delays listed

As a new ranking lists the UK's 25 major airports by departure punctuality, there are calls for infrastructure modernisation.

SAS, LOT, Heathrow, London, noise, aircraft, descent, MAX, Boeing, Continuous Descent Approaches, list, greenest, quietest

SAS is “quietest and greenest” at Heathrow

The airlines SAS and LOT have been singled out for praise by one of the busiest airports in the world.

SAS pilots get a single union

New single union stands up to SAS.