Dubai, Oct 3 (IEBusiness) Dubai International Airport has set a new world record of 8.37 millions passengers for the month of August 2018.
8.37 million customers passed through the world’s #1 international airport Dubai International (DXB) in August, setting a new global standard and surpassing the airport’s former record of 8.23 million set in August 2017.
August marks the second consecutive month that DXB has crossed the eight million customer mark, setting Dubai Airports up for a strong third quarter. DXB’s average monthly traffic this year is 7.5 million. That’s 1.2 million more than its closest rival London Heathrow (6.29 million).
India remained DXB’s top destination country by customer volumes, with total traffic reaching 1,012,124 during the month. Saudi Arabia was second with 613,618 customers, followed by the U.K. with 603,531. Other markets of note include U.S. (306,701 customers) and China (215,211).
The top three cities were London (371,574 customers), Kuwait (272,607) and Mumbai (210,820).
The fastest growing regions were Eastern Europe up by a whopping 25.7 per cent, the CIS up 14.8 per cent and Africa growing 11.2 per cent.
Dubai Airports’ CEO Paul Griffiths said, “It’s another milestone for Dubai Airports as we continue to break records and set the bar even higher. While the numbers speak volumes about our growth, our aim is to continue pushing the boundaries on experience and provide customers with the best possible service.’
“We are making progress on that front as well with shorter queue times, world-leading F&B and retail and other touches like spas, swimming pools and trampolines that help us stand
out from the crowd,” Khaleej Times reported.
Despite high volumes, queue times dropped 44 per cent in August thanks to Smart Gate technology that speeds customers through immigration and a new state-of-the-art operations nerve centre that leverages real-time big data into service and efficiency enhancements.
DXB continues to welcome people from all over the globe, leveraging its geocentric location to connect the world.
(Input Source UNI)