For the fifth consecutive month in 2014, the Dubai International Airport stayed on top in the world in terms of international passengers regardless its runway repair which lessened aircraft movements considerably.
According to the information issued, Dubai managed 29.6 million travelers for the period of the first five months of 2014 while London’s Heathrow reported 28.47 million passengers for the same time.
In May 2014, Dubai airport welcomed more than 5 million passengers even though being diminished to a single runway as the airport’s two runways were successively closed for renovation.
For Dubai International to amass over 5 million travelers during the widespread landing strip improve showcases the proposal to administer flights has worked remarkably fine, a senior aviation analyst stated.
Traveler numbers dipped 2.5% to 5.08 million passengers in May 2014, down slightly from the 5.23 million passengers recorded in May 2013. This was attained regardless of the number of aircraft movements failing 26.6% to 22,856 movements in May 2014, down from the 31,121 movements listed during the same month last year.
Numerous airlines organized larger aircraft during the landing strip closing, enhancing the average number of travelers each flight 22% annual in May to a record 228 passengers, up from 186 in May 2013. This growth was mostly compelled by Emirates’ increasing A380 fleet which has been significantly arranged during the landing strip upgrade programme.
Passenger traffic development is approximated to continue flat or slightly fall off until the landing strip renovation programme is finished on July 20. As the result of stillness in passenger numbers normally noted during the holy month of Ramadan, before recommencing the strong development trend attained in the first four months of 2014.