Dubai International retains title as world’s busiest international airport

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A bird’s eye view of the Dubai International Airport. ARCHIVE

The Dubai International Airport (DXB) has been recognized yet again as the world’s busiest airport for international travel, according to Airports Council International (ACI).

ACI released on Monday (April 15) its latest list of the busiest airports in the world, with Dubai airport topping the list for the 10th year in a row. The airport rankings are based on data gathered from over 2,600 airports in more than 180 countries and territories globally.

Last year, the Dubai airport catering to 86.9 million passengers, which was more than London Heathrow’s 74.9 million passengers and Amsterdam’s 61.8 million, passengers.

“While this milestone was greatly anticipated, its official confirmation instils us with great pride. DXB is proud to uphold its status as the world’s foremost international airport for an unparalleled ten years,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

“Throughout this decade, DXB has surpassed many records and attained numerous milestones, from welcoming our billionth passenger to introducing new terminals and facilities, collaborating with numerous airlines to broaden connectivity to diverse global destinations, all the while enhancing every aspect of the airport experience for our guests,” Griffiths added. ICA/Expat Media


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