Dubai International airport will keep the crown of the world's busiest airport by international traffic for the second consecutive year in 2015.

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By Abdul Basit/Dubai  www.khaleejtimes.com

Dubai International airport will keep the crown of the world’s busiest airport by international traffic for the second consecutive year in 2015.

In 2014, Dubai airport overtook London’s Heathrow to become the world’s busiest airport. In 2015, Heathrow handled 69.76 million international passengers.

Dubai airport’s latest data shows that passenger traffic rose to 6.01 million passengers in November from 5.57 million a year earlier, taking the total so far in 2015 to 70.96 million. It confirms that Dubai airport’s 11-month passenger traffic is higher than Heathrow’s full year traffic.

Figures show that the Dubai airport witnessed an average growth of around 6.5 million passengers a month in 2015 for 11 months. December was extremely busy for the airport and it is expected to cross the 77 million mark for 2015. More info

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