Dubai International Airport is the world’s third busiest airport for the year 2015, in terms international passenger traffic. Report published on Monday also suggests that Dubai International Airport is now ahead of rivals like London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle.
According to the preliminary aviation traffic results compiled by Airports Council International, more than 77 million international passengers passed through Dubai airport for the year 2015, which is the highest in the world for the year and this also marked an increase of 10.7 per cent from the year 2014.
Dubai ranked third in terms of total passenger traffic, with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport in the United States bagging the first, while Beijing Airport in China, in the second position.
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Gulf news has quoted ACI as saying in a press release “Dubai has become the fulcrum that connects long-haul international flights from east and west, north and south.”
For the year 2014 Dubai International Airport was ranked as the sixth busiest airport in the world and now for the year 2015 it’s moved up and secures the third ranking in the world.
In terms of International ranking Dubai is ahead of Chicago O’Hare International which has secured the fourth place, Tokyo Haneda (5th), London Heathrow (6th),Los Angeles International (7th), Hong Kong International (8th), Paris Charles de Gaulle (9th) and Dallas/Fort Worth International (10th).
ACI data also reveals that more than 2.5 million metric tonnes of air freight and 2.5 million tonnes of air cargo were loaded and unloaded at the Dubai airport for the last year, and when taking this aspect into consideration Dubai is the world’s second and sixth highest, respectively.
This year Doha International Airport has also managed to enter the top 20 list of world’s busiest airports in terms of air cargo, marking an increase 46 per cent when compared with that of the previous year.
The study was made by ACI with reference to reports from 1,144 Airports world wide.