DXB sees 127% increase in passenger traffic

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Dubai International Airport (DXB) more than doubled the annual passenger traffic in 2022 – claiming the title of the world’s busiest international airport for the ninth consecutive year. 

In 2022, DXB welcomed 66.1 million passengers seeing a rise of 127 per cent year-on-year. Its initial forecast was for 64.3 million.

Passenger traffic in the last three months of 2022 rose 67 per cent year-on-year to 19.7 million.

It marked the airport's busiest quarter since 2019. 

The busiest month was December with 7.1 million passengers, marking the first time it crossed the 7-million mark since pre-pandemic levels. 

Speaking to Dubai Eye's Business Breakfast show, CEO of Dubai Airports Paul Griffiths explains the growth:

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