DXB could be world’s biggest airport within a decade

Dubai International Airport expects to become the world’s busiest within this decade – overtaking Beijing and Atlanta – spurred on by the expansion of Emirates airline. The airport, which has already overtaken London Heathrow, expects passenger traffic to climb to 83 million this year from 78 million in 2015 and for 90 million to use the facility next year, Paul Griffiths, the chief executive officer of Dubai Airports, told Bloomberg TV in an interview. “The growth rates that we are experiencing are more than double what is being experienced by both Beijing and Atlanta,” Griffiths said. “Within perhaps this decade, we should see ourselves exceeding the total traffic through those airports for the number one absolute spots.”

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