By Staff www.emirates247.com
A global travel search site has reviewed the incredible state of airports in the GCC, and why they’re leading the world in air passenger traffic points and growth.
“Middle Eastern carriers are setting a benchmark for the future of air travel – setting the pace for numbers of new aircraft orders, introducing new and longer flight routes, excellence of in-flight luxury and service, and some of the most lucrative and effective sponsorship campaigns in the world,” said Mamoun Hmedan, Managing Director of Wego Middle East, North Africa and India.
“Airports in the region, especially in the GCC, are maintaining the momentum with innovative designs, services and expansion plans, which mirror the pace of their growing aviation network,” Hmedan continued.
“In Dubai alone, the busiest airport in the world for international passenger traffic for the last two years, plans for further expansion to accommodate continued growing capacity stretch into the year 2020. The response to the huge growth in the Gulf is reflected by the entire travel industry, from hotels tailored to meet the needs of Middle Eastern travellers, international events and innovative mobile technology for the new online savvy user,” Hmedan said.
“It’s a thrilling time at Wego [www.wego.ae/en] to be a part of the industry, with Middle East travellers emerging as one of the most energetic in the world, not only travelling more often but welcoming opportunities of experiencing new destinations, in true millennial traveller style,” Hmedan added.
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Location: United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Yearly passengers: 71,576,868
Total aircraft movements: 405,750
Dubai International Airport pushed out London’s Heathrow Airport to claim the crown of the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic for the last two years. With only two runways, which is unusual in itself as most this size have at least three, it’s home to flag carrier Emirates and low-cost regional carrier, flydubai. More info