L’dubai international airport (DXB) recorded a 50% increase passenger traffic on the first semester compared to the same period in 2022, exceeding even the pre-pandemic levels of 2019.
From January to June 2023, the main airport of the United Arab Emirates welcomed 41.6 million travelers, compared to 27.9 million over the same period last year. Also, its manager Dubai Airports has revised the forecast upwards for this year to 85 million passengers, against just over 66 million in 2022, 29.1 million in 2021, 25.9 million in 2020, and 86 million in 2019.
Dubai airport recorded 201,800 flights in the first half, an increase of 30.2% year-on-year. May was the busiest month of the second quarter, with 6.9 million passengers. India is Dubai’s top destination country in terms of traffic, with 6 million passengers in the first half, followed by Saudi Arabia with 3.1 million, the UK with 2.8 million and Pakistan with 2 millions. The United States, Russia and Germany had 1.8 million, 1.3 million and 1.2 million passengers respectively.
For the rest of the year, Dubai Airports expects record numbers during the winter season. ” We started the second semester with strong demand in July, and with the ongoing seasonal peak coinciding with the reopening of schools in August, we are preparing for an exceptionally busy rest of the year. said Dubai Airports in a statement. Ideally located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Dubai International Airport, base of the Emirati company Emirates, is one of the most important airport platforms in the world in terms of number of passengers, welcoming tourists, business and travelers in transit.