Dubai International once again holds the top spot for global passenger traffic. According to Dubai Airports, DXB saw 78 million passengers in 2015, up 10% from the previous year. Some 100 airlines connecting the airport to 240 countries helped boost numbers. India is its single largest destination country, followed by the UK and Saudi Arabia. Speaking to ARN News, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths says new routes were a big factor.
ListenGriffiths adds that the surge in passenger traffic is due to congestion across airports in Europe, diverting traffic to the Middle East.