Dubai International Airport (DXB) is marking 60 years of connecting travellers with the world.
From a small desert runway in 1960, DXB has grown phenomenally and has since welcomed over 1.1 billion customers.
It has handled over 7.47 million flights in the process, connecting more than 240 destinations in 95 countries.
It’s our Birthday! We are celebrating 60 years of connecting you with the world. From a small desert runway in 1960, DXB quickly grew and has since welcomed more than 1.115bn customers on more than 7.47m flights connecting over 240 destinations in 95 countries! #60YearsofDXB pic.twitter.com/4atfOqPXoj— Dubai International (@DXB) October 1, 2020
.@DubaiAirports marks 60 years of ‘future forward’ at @DXB. Since opening in 1960, DXB has served 1.115 billion passengers on more than 7.47 million flightshttps://t.co/uwfbmLmk1o pic.twitter.com/hnIgNQUxdD— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 1, 2020
In a series of Tweets, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports and President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, highlighted the growth of DXB over the years and how it has positioned Dubai at the heart of global aviation.
.@DXB has always been a platform for connectivity & a catalyst for growth. Dubai International was born of the vision of HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum who understood the amazing potential of aviation & had the foresight to build the airport & promote an Open Skies policy. pic.twitter.com/yqoxWhcURz— HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (@HHAhmedBinSaeed) October 1, 2020
That vision has been carried forward by our leader @HHShkMohd & has positioned Dubai at the heart of global aviation. DXB is at the core of Dubai’s proud aviation history & proves that vision, forward-thinking, innovation, collaboration & hard work can lead to great achievements.— HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (@HHAhmedBinSaeed) October 1, 2020
Our role in connecting the world to support the social and economic development of Dubai lives on but how we go about doing that for the next 60 years is where our time, our efforts and our imagination will continue to be directed. #DXBReady #60YearsofDXB— HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (@HHAhmedBinSaeed) October 1, 2020