Dubai Worldwide Airport Q1 passenger visitors reaches 96 pct of pre-COVID ranges

Dubai Worldwide Airport (DXB), the world’s busiest worldwide hub, welcomed round 21.3 million passengers within the first three months of 2023, Dubai Airports mentioned.

For the newest headlines, comply with our Google Information channel on-line or by way of the app.

Dubai Worldwide registered 66 million passengers in 2022.

Dubai Airports has revised its 2023 forecast upwards to 83.6 million passengers, bringing it inside “putting distance” of 2019 annual visitors, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths mentioned.

“With necessary developments within the worldwide journey sector such because the additional easing of journey protocols in China, and the upcoming native annual seasonal peaks and festive holidays, our outlook for the second quarter and the rest of the yr stays bullish,” Griffiths mentioned.

Dubai emirate is the tourism and commerce hub of the United Arab Emirates and can on the finish of the yr host the COP28 local weather convention.

DXB is related to 234 locations, with India, Saudi Arabia and Britain the highest three international locations by passenger numbers this quarter, Dubai Airports mentioned.

The quantity of cargo dealt with was 23 % decrease than within the first quarter of 2022.

Learn extra:

UAE’s Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways broaden settlement to ease journey

Saudi price range airline flyadeal reveals plans for fast enlargement, new international routes

Saudia airways makes emergency touchdown in India after mid-air windshield crack