|Published : 21 Apr 2017, 17:55:51|
Dubai airport maintains top position again
DUBAI: Dubai Airport is still the busiest aviation hub in the world in terms of international passengers, according to a global media report.
A report released by the Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, recently showed that Dubai logged more than 83 million passengers in 2016, making it the world’s number one hub for global passengers.
The number of flyers passing through Dubai’s terminals went up by 7.2 per cent in 2016 compared to a year earlier.
Dubai, which also secured the top position last year, is ranked first in terms of preliminary international passenger traffic, edging out strong rivals London Heathrow, Hong Kong and Singapore airports.
In terms of total passenger traffic, however, Dubai emerged in the third position, just behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Beijing International Airport, which recorded more than 104 million and 94 million flyers, respectively, during the same period.
For highest total air cargo traffic, the crown went to Hong Kong airport, with Dubai securing the fifth position, up one place from a year earlier.