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New record shows Dubai International Airport remains one of the busiest hubs in the world Image Credit: Gulf News


  • 90 million passengers expected to use Dubai International Airport in 2018
  • 88.2 million used the airport in 2017

DUBAI: Just over 90 million passengers are expected to use Dubai International Airport in 2018, Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said on Tuesday at an aviation industry conference.

Passengers using the airport, the hub for Middle East airline giant Emirates and a major source of income for Dubai, rose 5.5 percent to 88.2 million in 2017.

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DXB welcomed six new scheduled passenger airlines in 2017, while home-based carriers Emirates and flydubai added 3 and 10 new passenger destinations and increased frequency/capacity on 31 and 22 routes, respectively. Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Dubai International is the world's busiest for international travel and, if the latest passenger numbers are anything to go by, the airport gets busier every year.

Dubai International Airport has reached a new record, with the total number of travellers passing through its terminals hitting 8.37 million in August.