Dubai International ended 2014 by overtaking London Heathrow as the world’s busiest international airport, with more than 70.4 million passengers passing through the airport during the year.
This milestone is all the more remarkable given the time it has taken to reach the number one spot. The airport’s traffic has surged from 12 million passengers in 2000, when Dubai International was the 30th busiest international airport in the world, to become the busiest in just 15 years.
While this is a major accomplishment worth celebrating, our focus remains on providing the best possible airport experience to each of our passengers. During 2014 we have continued to refine and introduce further innovations to the overall passenger experience while finding new ways to increase operational efficiency.
At the same time Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) continued to establish itself as a regional and global cargo hub, while passenger traffic continued to grow from strength to strength.