Dubai International Airport announces good news

Abdallah Shahin - | UAE

Dubai International Airport had a successful year, welcoming 87 million passengers, surpassing pre-pandemic passenger numbers and annual projections. This exceptional result signifies a historic milestone by achieving the fastest recovery among major airports worldwide, reaffirming Dubai's status as a hub. It solidifies Dubai International Airport's status as a significant hub for international passenger traffic, establishing itself as a prominent figure in the travel and tourism industry worldwide.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, stated that the number of passengers at Dubai International Airport last year demonstrates the ongoing success in realizing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai is focusing on translating directives to create more growth opportunities in various economic sectors, particularly the air transport sector. This sector plays a crucial role in connecting countries worldwide and facilitating the movement of people. And goods as well.

His Highness acknowledged the significant efforts that led to this new accomplishment, spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. He serves as the Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports, Supreme Chairman, and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group. This has positioned Dubai as a key contributor to advancing global travel and aviation capabilities, as well as setting quality benchmarks in this crucial industry.

The monarch The Crown Prince of Dubai stated that these results validate Dubai's capability to overcome challenges of any magnitude and significance. He emphasized that this outstanding performance affirms Dubai's consistent advancement as a top choice for travel, tourism, and commerce, showcasing its crucial role in global connectivity across all directions. Dubai's D33 Economic Agenda aims to enhance its status as one of the top three cities globally for tourism and business within the next ten years. The data indicate that we are rapidly approaching the accomplishment of this strategic aim.

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport:

In 2023, Dubai International Airport experienced a notable rise in the number of travelers, with a total of 86,994,365 passengers, marking a 31.7% annual increase compared to 2019's 86.4 million passengers.

The results were mostly influenced by the significant growth observed in the latter part, with the passenger count reaching 45.4 million.

In the last quarter of last year, there were 22.4 million passengers, showing a 13.8% increase compared to the same period in the previous year. The third quarter remained the busiest of the year with 23 million passengers, making it the quarter with the highest number of passengers since 2019.

December had the highest number of passengers in the last quarter, totaling 7.8 million, whereas August was the busiest month of the previous year with 7.9 million passengers.

Dubai International Airport is connected to 262 destinations by over 102 international airlines serving 104 countries worldwide.

Operational excellence and guest experience at Dubai Airport:

In 2023, the baggage handling system at Dubai International Airport, DXB, processed 77.5 million bags, setting a record for the most number of bags handled in a single year at the airport.

The most prominent international destinations of Dubai International Airport:

India led in passenger numbers with 11.9 million, followed by Saudi Arabia with 6.7 million, and the United Kingdom with 5.9 million.

The top destinations list also featured Pakistan with 4.2 million visitors, the United States with 3.6 million visitors, Russia with 2.5 million visitors, and Germany with 2.5 million visitors.

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