Dubai International Airport retains position as world's busiest for international passenger traffic

Dubai International Airport has retained its position as the world’s busiest airport for international passenger traffic with overall annual traffic growing 10.7 per cent in 2015.

The number of passengers reached a record 78,014,838 last year, compared to 70,473,893 recorded during 2014, it said in a statement this morning.

Passenger numbers in December totalled 7,053,243, an increase of 8.5 per cent compared to 6,498,573 recorded during the same month in 2014.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said: “It’s another banner year for Dubai International where we broke records, engaged and entertained our customers in new ways, and retained our position as the world’s number one international hub.

“But we have no time to rest on our laurels as we are already busy testing the readiness our newest facility, the $1.2 billion Concourse D, which when it opens for our 70 plus airlines this quarter, will play a crucial role in helping us welcome millions of passengers in comfort and style.”

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