Propelled by sturdy development all through the primary three quarters of the 12 months and anticipation of an distinctive surge in visitor numbers within the ultimate quarter, Dubai Airports is forecasting annual passenger site visitors at Dubai Worldwide (DXB) to succeed in 86.8 million – surpassing 2019 site visitors.
DXB commenced the second half of 2023 with its development story persevering with unabated, with common month-to-month site visitors reaching 7.6 million, monitoring pre-pandemic ranges all through the third quarter. The world’s largest hub recorded 22.9 million passengers in Q3 – the best quarterly site visitors since 2019, taking the entire year-to-date site visitors for the primary 9 months of the 12 months to 64.5 million passengers, up 39.3% in comparison with the identical interval in 2022 and 1% above 2019.
“We’re thrilled however not completely stunned that DXB is all set to surpass the pre-pandemic milestone properly forward of our preliminary projections by nearly a 12 months. Our outlook for the rest of this 12 months and the subsequent stays optimistic. Teaming up with our strategic companions, we’re prepared for the problem to proceed to exceed visitor satisfaction amidst the continual surge in site visitors,” mentioned Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.
He added: “Our group launched into a exceptional journey, navigating recent challenges in the course of the restoration interval and swiftly revitalising the enterprise. As a substitute of settling, we’re devoted to exploring ingenious options, reimagining conventional ideas, integrating state-of-the-art expertise, and addressing the mammoth problem of sustainability. Occasions just like the Dubai Airshow current the perfect platform to recognise accomplishments and foster future development. This version is clearly enjoying a vital position in forging the trail for the trade’s future.”
Future OutlookDubai Airports is anticipating record-breaking numbers to proceed in This fall and 2024. To accommodate development and to attain the corporate’s ambition of revolutionising the visitor journey at DXB, Dubai Airports is endeavor a strategic undertaking to broaden infrastructure capability whereas enhancing operational effectivity. With a present capability of 100 million passengers yearly at DXB, the deployment of modern expertise, enlargement and refurbishment of current infrastructures and extra environment friendly use of its house and sources is anticipated to propel the airport’s capability to 120 million.
As Dubai tops the record of cities with the best spending by worldwide guests with a complete incomes of $29.4bn , and the Emirate on the forefront of deploying the newest applied sciences, Dubai Airports has continued to work intently with its stakeholders to supply friends the expertise they count on from Dubai.
Prime destinationsWith 8.9 million passengers within the first 9 months of the 12 months, India was DXB’s high nation vacation spot by way of site visitors quantity, adopted by Saudi Arabia with 4.8 million passengers, and the UK (4.4 million passengers). Different nation locations of notice embody Pakistan with 3.1 million passengers, the US (2.7 million) and Russia (1.8 million). The highest cities by site visitors had been London (2.7 million passengers) and Riyadh (1.9 million), intently adopted by Mumbai (1.8 million) and Jeddah (1.7 million passengers).
PerformanceDXB’s baggage dealing with system processed a complete of 57.5 million luggage in 2023 with successful fee of 99.8% – a fee of two.5 mishandled luggage per 1,000 passengers – no imply feat for the world’s largest hub for worldwide site visitors. When it comes to baggage supply on arrival, 91% of all baggage was delivered inside 45 minutes to the friends. The luggage quantity in 2023 represents 106.07% of the 2019 baggage quantity at DXB.
The typical ready time at passport management queues was lower than 11 minutes for 96.4% of the arrival passengers and 95.1% of passengers queued for lower than six minutes at departure passport management. The typical queue occasions at security-check on departures was lower than 4 minutes for 98.4% of complete passengers.
Cargo Cargo continued to realize momentum within the third quarter registering a surge of 12.3% 12 months on 12 months, to succeed in 446,400 tonnes. The sturdy efficiency this 12 months has helped stage out a double-digit contraction in cargo recorded on the finish of final 12 months. The hub recorded 1.3 million tonnes of cargo within the first 9 months of the 12 months, registering a minor decline of beneath 1%.
FlightsFlight actions in Q3 surged by 5.1% within the third quarter to succeed in 106,000. DXB dealt with 308,000 in complete flight actions between January and September, up 25.2% year-on 12 months.
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