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Dubai logs more records

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 31, 2014
Dubai recorded a 15% growth is passenger numbers in 2013. (Gerard Frawley)
Dubai recorded a 15.2% growth in passenger numbers in 2013. (Gerard Frawley)

Dubai International Airport in the UAE has recorded an annual passenger traffic figure of 66,431,533 in 2013, 15.2 per cent more than the 57,684,550 it logged in 2012.

The record comes on the back of a 7.5 per cent increase in airliner movement numbers to 369,953, and the opening of the new Concourse A terminal with additional Airbus A380 compatible gates.

“It was truly a historic year for Dubai’s aviation sector highlighted by the successful opening of Concourse A, the launch of passenger services at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central, and a record-breaking air show that featured aircraft orders exceeding US$ 200 billion,” Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said in a statement. “2014 is set to be another eventful year, one featuring continued traffic growth, network expansion and the ongoing enlargement and upgrade of our facilities and runways.”

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