Business Traveller (Middle East)
DXB PASSENGER TRAFFIC SURGES
PASSENGER TRAFFIC at Dubai International (DXB) reached 20.7 million in the year to date to October, which operator Dubai Airports attributes to “changes in travel restrictions in key global markets”, generating “renewed confidence in the prospects of international travel”.
“Significant market developments such as the UK’s vaccination-based travel programme, the resumption of flights to several important destinations in Australasia and the relaxation of restrictions for travel between India and the USA have all contributed to an upward revision in our forecast for the year by an additional two million passengers to 28.7 million,” said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths. He added that it was in response to this sustained increase in demand that the final piece of aviation infrastructure at DXB that was hibernated in response to the global pandemic, Concourse A, would reopen before the end of November 2021.