Dubai Tourism

Dubai International airport breaks the 60 million passenger mark

Press Release   •   May 05, 2014 06:11 GMT

Dubai UAE, 30 January 2014: Dubai International airport, the Middle East's biggest airport and the world’s second busiest international hub, saw annual passenger traffic numbers top the 60 million mark for the first time.

Annual passenger traffic in 2013 totalled 66,431,533, up 15.2 per cent compared to 57,684,550 recorded during 2012. This represents the airport’s highest total ever thanks to network expansion and monthly passenger numbers which exceeded five million for 12 consecutive months. According to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports, passenger numbers in December reached 6,047,126, an increase of 13.6 per cent compared to 5,320,961 recorded during the same month in 2012.

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Dubai Tourism or DTCM is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector; markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector; and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the DTCM portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment). In addition to its headquarters in Dubai, DTCM operates 20 offices worldwide.