Dubai retains position as world’s busiest international airport

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Yahya Abdalla Al Hammadi, CEO, GANS speaks during the Gulf Airport Leaders’ Forum.

Dubai is on the right track and retained its position as the world’s busiest international airport with 29.1 million passengers and just last week Dubai Airport announced registering its busiest quarter since 2020, said Jamal al Hai, Deputy CEO of Dubai Airports.

Delivering the welcome address at the Airport Innovation & Development Conference at Gulf Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) held along the 21st edition of Airport Show in Dubai, Jamal al Hai, Deputy CEO of Dubai Airports, said: “We are on the right track and Dubai proudly retained its position as the world’s busiest international airport in 2021 with 29.1 million passengers and just last week Dubai Airport announced registering its busiest quarter since 2020.”

Welcoming the delegates he said Global Airport Leaders’ Forum is organised in person after two years of pandemic, marking a new healed era of aviation.

“This is in fact the outcome of a successful handling of the crisis and what you see in Dubai today is the outcome of a flawless response to the pandemic achieved through a balance between protecting the health and wellbeing of the people while minimizing impact on business and economy.”

The 9th edition of GALF opened in Dubai along the 21st edition of Airport Show with a call to adopt new technologies that can help airlines plan more efficient routes and work with other stakeholders to help reduce the overall carbon footprint.

Delivering the welcome address at the Airport Innovation & Development Conference at Gulf Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) held along the 21st edition of Airport Show in Dubai, Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) said Dubai is galloping in all economic and social sectors, attracting businesses, talents, investors and tourists in hordes. Dubai is fast becoming the Future City of the world driven by the highest embracing of technology, relaxed regulations and reforms. All this will result in increased traffic and it underscores the need for enhancing safety, capacity and efficiency of the airspace of Dubai, where dans plays a crucial role. His speech was read out by Khalid Aljabir, Senior Vice President – Operations, dans, on behalf of Ibrahim Ahli.

“We have proved our mettle when dans efficiently managed more than 1,338 aircraft movements daily through Dubai airports, before the Covid-19 pandemic period. dans manages the air traffic through Dubai International which ranks first in the world for international passengers since 2014 and it had handled about 1.115 billion passengers on more than 7.47 million flights since the airport started operating in 1960,” he said. “With Global Airport Leaders, we are welcoming a new era of air traffic management.

The great vision and timely acts of our Leaders helped us overcome the difficulties with determination and confidence as well know that the future is bright.”

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