Dubai International Airport achieves a significant increase in the number of passengers

Dubai International Airport achieves a significant increase in the number of passengers, receiving 27.9 million passengers 


Dubai International Airport DXB achieved a strong performance during the second quarter of this year, which contributed to an increase in the number of passengers during the first six months, receiving about 27.9 million passengers, exceeding the number of passengers during the past year by about 1.2 million passengers, despite the decrease in the airport’s capacity during The renovation of the northern runway, which lasted for 45 days during the months of May and June of this year.



Dubai International Airport achieves a significant increase in the number of passengers, receiving 27.9 million passengers 


Figures and Statistics


The airport also maintained its exceptional performance and achieved growth on a quarterly basis for the ninth consecutive time since the beginning of the global epidemic, as Dubai International Airport DXB recorded 14.2 million passengers during the second quarter of this year, achieving an annual increase of 190.6%. Dubai International received about 27,884,888 passengers in the first half of this year, registering a record increase of 161.9% compared to the first half of 2021. These strong results indicate that 67.5% of passenger traffic rates were achieved through Dubai International Airport DXB during the same period in 2019. before the global pandemic.


 


Top international travel destinations


India retained its position as the number one destination for DXB in terms of passenger numbers with a total of 4 million passengers, mainly driven by the increase in the number of passengers to Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia came in second place with a total of 2 million passengers, followed by the United Kingdom with 1.9 million passengers, then Pakistan with 1.7 million passengers, and finally the United States of America with 1.4 million passengers.


 


As for the top three cities, London came first with a total of 1.3 million passengers, followed by Riyadh with 910,000 passengers, and Mumbai with 726,000 passengers.


 


Shipping


Cargo services at Dubai International Airport DXB amounted to about 390,520 tons of air freight during the second quarter of this year, with a total of 910,075 tons during the first six months of 2022, recording a decline of 18.9%. Despite the continuation of cargo operations on passenger flights during the period of closure of the northern runway at Dubai International Airport (DXB), cargo traffic was affected during the second quarter due to the reduction in air cargo capacity and the redirection of some passenger flights to Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) last March, to accomplish The work plan is according to the schedule for the renovation of the northern runway from May 9 to June 22.


flights


The total number of flights during the first six months of this year reached 154,993 with an increase of 55.9% compared to the first half of 2021, achieving 87% of the indicators of recovery and return to pre-pandemic levels recorded by Dubai International Airport DXB during the first half of 2019.


For his part, Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said: “The strong performance witnessed by Dubai International Airport (DXB) during the second quarter constitutes a great achievement and an important milestone in its history, to occupy an advanced position in the recovery index within the aviation sector, not only for its ability to absorb traffic. Large travelers, but rather for its excellence in providing the highest standards of service in the world. We were keen to proactively study the situation and predict the stage of recovery and rise in passenger traffic, which enabled us to deal efficiently and professionally to accommodate the increase in passenger traffic in a timely manner, in coordination and joint cooperation with all strategic partners to provide a smooth and easy experience always expected by travelers through Dubai International Airport DXB .”


 


Waiting time at the airport


In managing its operations, Dubai International Airport (DXB) has relied on employing the latest biometric technologies, as smart gate technology has contributed to accelerating the time to complete travel procedures, based on the efficiency and speed of the advanced operations control center that provides continuously updated information, which allows providing the highest standards Service and facilitating the journey of travelers despite the peak period and the increasing number of travelers significantly. In this context, the airport recorded strong indicators during the first half of this year, especially in peak periods, where the waiting time for 96% of passengers was less than 5 minutes at the passport control counters, while the average waiting time at the security inspection gates upon departure was Less than 3 minutes for 97% of passengers.


 


Luggage and bags


The baggage-handling system at Dubai International Airport (DXB), with a length of 175 km, managed to transport a total of 27.1 million bags during the first half of 2022, registering the highest performance for the world's busiest international airport at 99.8% (1.75 bags per 1000 passengers). not handled). As for baggage delivery on arrival, 92% of all baggage was delivered within 30 minutes. The baggage indicators achieved during this period represent 77.2% of the baggage volume at DXB for the same period in 2019.


 


Expected passenger traffic by the end of this year


Dubai Airports has announced that it has updated its previously announced forecasts for passenger traffic by the end of this year to reach 62.4 million passengers, in light of the strong performance indicators during the first six months, and expectations for the second half of the average number of passengers reaching 5.6 million passengers per month.





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