UAE aviation sector to hit over AED 300 billion by 2030


The aviation sector's contribution to the UAE's GDP is projected to surge to AED323.6 billion by 2030.

That's according to an assessment by the Airport Council International (ACI) World.

It says once completed Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport will become the largest in the world with up to 160 million passenger capacity and 12 million tonnes of air freight volume annually.

The airport comes 19th internationally in terms of volume of freight handled.

The ACI ranked Abu Dhabi International Airport as the Best Airport Operator of the year category, with the Sharjah International Airport classified the country's third best on account of increased passenger traffic to 5.5 million in 2017.

There are seven intentional airports welcoming over 100 million passengers annually in the UAE.

The assessment comes as yet another international testimony to the advanced and robust infrastructure boasted by the UAE and the steady growth experienced by the aviation sector in particular.

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