Dubai airport - tipped to become the busiest in the world by 2016 - saw the largest growth in long-haul traffic in the month of August of any hub on Earth. According to figures released by UK-based aviation analysts OAG, Dubai had a 12 per cent increase in flight operations and a 14 per cent increase in seat capacity during August.
Hundreds of travellers jet to London each day on Qantas' flagship QF1 and QF9 flights from Sydney and Melbourne, with a stopover at the sprawling Dubai airport – and hundreds more shuttle back to Australia on the QF2 and QF10 return trips.
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In Dubai, Al Maktoum International Airport opens this month as the emirate’s second flight facility and has allotted a significant portion of its space for executive jet travel. Most of the emirate’s business jet charters currently operate from Dubai International Airport.
Emirates has announced the expansion of its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents after the two Dubai-based airline companies sealed an extensive...