DXB retains title as number one international airport


Dubai International (DXB) has retained its position as the world's number one hub for international passengers for the sixth consecutive year.

The airport welcomed more than 86 million travellers in 2019 - that’s 6 million more than second-placed London Heathrow. 

However, the numbers were down 3 per cent year-on-year, mainly due to the 45-day closure of the airport’s southern runway for maintenance as well as the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, shared the details with ARN News.

India (11.9 million) retained its position as the top destination country for DXB by passenger numbers, followed by Saudi Arabia (6.3 million) and the UK (6.2 million).

The top three cities were London (3.6 million customers), Mumbai (2.3 million customers) and Riyadh with 2.2 million customers.

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