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‘DXB maintains its status as the busiest airport for international flights’

by Dubaiforum

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has once again secured its position as the world’s busiest hub for international passengers, achieving this milestone for the tenth consecutive year. According to the latest data released by the Airports Council International (ACI) for 2023, DXB welcomed more than 86.9 million passengers, marking a significant 31.7% increase from the previous year.

In addition to DXB, other major international airports such as London Heathrow, Amsterdam’s Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Singapore’s Changi also featured in the top five spots. Dubai Airports’ CEO, Paul Griffiths, expressed his pride in maintaining DXB’s status as the leading international airport globally for a decade, highlighting the airport’s continuous growth, record-breaking achievements, and commitment to providing exceptional passenger experiences.

When considering overall passenger traffic, which includes both domestic and international travelers, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport retained its position as the busiest airport with 104.6 million passengers. However, DXB climbed to the second spot for the first time, surpassing Dallas Forth Worth International Airport. London Heathrow secured the fourth position, while Tokyo Haneda International Airport made a significant jump from 16th place in 2022 to 5th place in 2023.

ACI World Director General, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, attributed the growth in global air travel during 2023 to increased international travel demand, particularly with the reopening of China and a rising interest in travel despite challenging macroeconomic conditions. This trend reflects a positive outlook for the aviation industry and signals a continued recovery from the impact of the pandemic.

The latest ranking of the world’s busiest airports underscores the significance of these key aviation hubs in facilitating global connectivity and supporting the travel industry’s resurgence. The data provides valuable insights into the evolving landscape of air travel and the crucial role that airports play in shaping the future of transportation on a global scale.

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