With 29 million passengers shuttling through its terminals last year, Dubai has once again retained its title as the World’s Busiest Airport.
According to the Associated Press, the number of passengers passing through Dubai’s airport last year is a clear indication that international travel has picked up – although the numbers are still far below Dubai’s pre-pandemic 86.4 million travelers logged in 2019.
“Dubai has done such a good job reassuring travelers,” CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths, said in a statement reported by the Associated Press. “It’s a safe city to visit and to come and holiday and do business. So I think the actual trends to recovery are very encouraging, indeed.”
Griffiths said Dubai International Airport forecasts 57 million travelers will come through the airport in 2022 and predicts a full recovery to pre-pandemic figures by 2024.