Air passenger traffic in Dubai to double by 2020 - TTG Asia - Leader in Hotel, Airlines, Tourism and Travel Trade News
 
Wednesday . July 29 . 2015
         
Follow TTG Asia on Twitter
TTG ASIA this week
TTG Asia Luxury
 
Share |
Air passenger traffic in Dubai to double by 2020
Mimi Hudoyo, reporting live from Arabian Travel Market, Dubai, May 4, 2011
 

PASSENGER traffic through Dubai’s airports will increase by 7.2 per cent annually and reach 98.5 million by 2020, more than double the 47.2 million passengers recorded last year, according to Dubai Airports CEO, Paul Griffiths.

 

This is in spite of the political challenges some Middle Eastern countries are currently facing, he added.

 

“Despite the world economic downturn in 2009, while other airports saw traffic declining, Dubai Airports saw international passengers increase by 9.1 per cent, demonstrating the resilience of Dubai’s aviation sector in challenging market conditions,” Griffiths said.

 

The CEO said the projection was based on increased liberisation and GDP growth in various countries, and the increasing affluent and mobile population in emerging markets.

 

“Dubai is well-positioned to capture this growth,” he said. “We are eight hours from two-thirds of the world’s population and on the doorstep of the two most dynamic markets in the world, India and China.”

 

Dubai Airports owns and operates the emirate's two airports, Dubai International (DXB) and the currently cargo-traffic only Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International (DWC). DWC is scheduled to start passenger services next year.

 

Print Top Stories
 
 
Editor's pick >
   
More clubs for the singles

by Raini Hamdi

Staying fit to outrun competition

by Raini Hamdi

Out of comfort zone

by Greg Lowe

Dubai seeks out family visitors

by Feizal Samath

More ammo post-IPO

by Raini Hamdi

 

 

>