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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:04 AM   #521
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 11:24 AM   #522
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Dubai airports record 14.7% increase in passengers

Cargo volumes grew an impressive 21.5 per cent to 198,543 tonnes in August compared to 163,427 tonnes

Gulf News Report

September 23, 2010



During August, the largest increases in total passenger numbers were recorded on routes to and from Western Europe, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Image Credit: AP

Passengers travelling through Dubai airports increased by 6.8 per cent in August year-on-year while cargo movement jumped 21.5 per cent.
Dubai Airports said in a statement on Thursday: ”After a record month in July, August passenger numbers fell just short of the 4 million mark at 3,987,184 up 6.8 per cent compared to the same period last year, when strong traffic growth saw 3,734,682 passengers pass through the facility”.

“Year to date passenger traffic is up 14.7 per cent as 30,849,555 million passengers have passed through Dubai International, compared to 26,900,736 during the corresponding period last year.”

During August, the largest increases in total passenger numbers were recorded on routes to and from Western Europe (+84,953 passengers), Asia (+65,210 passengers) and the Indian subcontinent (+52,538 passengers). The largest percentage passenger traffic expansion was seen on routes to and from Eastern Europe (217 per cent), Asia (25 per cent), Australasia (14 per cent) and Russia and CIS (14 per cent). Passenger numbers on Middle Eastern routes fell 7 per cent, largely due to the affects of Ramadan.

Cargo volumes grew an impressive 21.5 per cent to 198,543 tonnes in August compared to 163,427 tonnes, during the same month in 2009, spurred by increased economic activity in Asia and other regional markets.

It was the eleventh consecutive month of double-digit growth. Year to date cargo volumes total 1,498,244 tonnes compared to 1,198,546 tonnes during the same period in 2009, up by 25 per cent.

“Growth continues from the very strong base that was established last year and is largely the result of the rapid expansion of flydubai, which is now the second largest source of passenger traffic at Dubai International, and the broadening of Emirates’ already impressive network with the addition of new destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports.

“Over the past 12 months we’ve seen our rolling passenger total rise to 45 million which puts us on track to meet our projection for 46 million".

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Old October 17th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #523
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Dubai Duty Free posts powerful +14.5% surge in nine-month sales

Published: 17/10/10

The Moodie Report

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"We are pleased that our penetration level and average spend has been consistently high"

"We are pleased that our penetration level and average spend has been consistently high"
Colm McLoughlin
Managing Director
Dubai Duty Free
UAE. Dubai Duty Free posted sales of US$902 million for the first nine months of 2010, a strong increase of +14.5% on the same period in 2009. It puts the operation on track for year-end sales of an estimated US$1.25 billion.

Managing Director Colm McLoughlin said: “2010 began well for the operation and we are pleased that our penetration level and average spend has been consistently high. We are heading into a busy sales period in the final months of the year and are optimistic that the year will result in record turnover.”

Fragrances, which accounts for 14% of total sales at Dubai Duty Free, held on to the top position by category with sales of US$127 million for the first nine months of the year, representing a +16% increase over the same period last year.

Liquor, which recorded sales of US$123 million, showed an increase of +13% and held on to the number two spot. Gold sales rose by +11% to reach US$96 million and retained the third position.

Sales of Electronics were up by +8% to US$68 million while Watches rose by +29% to US$53 million, accounting for 6% of total revenue.

Other notable increases in sales were seen in Cosmetics, which rose by +24%, Confectionery (+13%) and Delicatessen, which rose by +14%.

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Old October 17th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #524
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Dubai airport is too small, even t3 is too small, during peak times the place is crowded.

Plus, there are not enough toilets, and further to that, why are the toilet seats heated with this big pool of water in bowl that you have to avoid dangling your twig and berries in.

They got a long way to go before they match Singapore in the loo department.

Love the overall design of the place and all, but you gotta, gotta nail the basics.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #525
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Dubai airport is too small, even t3 is too small, during peak times the place is crowded.

Plus, there are not enough toilets, and further to that, why are the toilet seats heated with this big pool of water in bowl that you have to avoid dangling your twig and berries in.

They got a long way to go before they match Singapore in the loo department.

Love the overall design of the place and all, but you gotta, gotta nail the basics.
I am disagree......
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Old October 17th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #526
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This airport has one of the worst services in the world. the lines in the customs are very long and very slow or will come to a standstill during their prayer times.people are jumping up the queue.staff are not very helpful.and to be honest their duty free is more expensive than in Melbourne and worse of all you can't vent out your frustrations and swear or you'll end up in their jail.
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This new airport seems to be beyond excessive. The current airport looks amazing and is beyond grand. The only negative is that it seems too flashy and 'loud' which many passengers have complained of. Dubai clearly wants to be the new transit point between the rest of Asia and Europe/America. It will certainly accomplish this at the rate the airports are being so quickly built.
Airport Buildings doesn't impress me.It's the services,efficiency,friendly staff and smooth flow of passengers as well as helpful amenities in the aiport that count. I grade this airport very poor when it comes to services and efficiency similar to Charles de Gaulle in Paris-terrible.They should emulate changi or Kai Tak airports.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 07:53 AM   #528
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Dubai airport is too small, even t3 is too small, during peak times the place is crowded.

Plus, there are not enough toilets, and further to that, why are the toilet seats heated with this big pool of water in bowl that you have to avoid dangling your twig and berries in.

They got a long way to go before they match Singapore in the loo department.

Love the overall design of the place and all, but you gotta, gotta nail the basics.
They have toilets at the seating space right at the boarding Gate and I think many passengers are unaware of it, I too when I flew first time via Dubai, multiplied by the number of gates that is a large number of toilets. And yes, very few in the common area cluttered with shops. That area is so crowded that you want to get out fast, even the lounges are no exception. Terminals are generally meant for planes to dock and then for passengers to get out .. here majority get trapped in the building as they are transiting. I don't believe any other global airport has such large % of transit passengers, neither Singapore or London
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Dubai airport is too small, even t3 is too small, during peak times the place is crowded.

Plus, there are not enough toilets, and further to that, why are the toilet seats heated with this big pool of water in bowl that you have to avoid dangling your twig and berries in.

They got a long way to go before they match Singapore in the loo department.

Love the overall design of the place and all, but you gotta, gotta nail the basics.
You have to remember that the Airport is running over capacity. That is why some people get of via a people mover instead of an air-bridge when flying with Emirates. When Terminal 3 was designed they probably didn't think about over capacity. At least concourse 3 will take the problem of over capacity away.
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Dubai airport is too small, even t3 is too small, during peak times the place is crowded.

Plus, there are not enough toilets, and further to that, why are the toilet seats heated with this big pool of water in bowl that you have to avoid dangling your twig and berries in.

They got a long way to go before they match Singapore in the loo department.

Love the overall design of the place and all, but you gotta, gotta nail the basics.
I agree with that in 100%. And the other thing the staff working in T3 is not so friendly for the travellers. I expected much more of Dubai Int'l
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Dubai airport, a leading global aviation hub
30 September 2010 [Khaleej News Online]

DUBAI – The fastest growing airport in the world Dubai International turns 50 today that transformed from humble airstrip to leading global aviation hub in the half-century.

Since its opening, Dubai International has welcomed over 402 million passengers at an average annual growth rate of 15.5 per cent, and handled over 3.87 million aircraft movements at an average annual growth rate of 12.4 per cent.

“The 50th anniversary of Dubai International is an historic milestone that marks five glorious decades of growth and achievement, thanks to the vision of the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who understood the amazing potential of aviation and took the initiative to build the airport and promote an open skies policy,” said Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Chairman of Dubai Airports and Emirates Group.

According to the Airline Council International‘s latest figures, Dubai International is the world’s sixth busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic and seventh busiest for cargo traffic, offering connections to over 210 destinations across six continents on more than 130 airlines.

“It is a vision that has been carried forward strongly by our leader His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and has effectively positioned Dubai at the heart of global aviation,” Shaikh Ahmed said. The airport’s humble beginning dates back to 1959 when the then visionary ruler of Dubai, the late Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, ordered the construction of the airport, which comprised an 1800-metre airstrip of compacted sand, an apron, a fire station and a small terminal building. The facility was officially inaugurated on September 30, 1960.

Starting with annual traffic of a few thousand passengers during its first year of operation, Dubai International reached one million passengers in 1974, with the five million passenger mark achieved 16 years later in 1990. Passenger traffic surpassed 10 million in 1999, largely enabled by a series of expansion and refurbishment projects — including the construction of a second terminal (Terminal 2), two asphalted runways, a new air traffic control tower, an extended terminal building and major equipment upgrade — all of which were carried out to accommodate the robust traffic growth.

Operating at full capacity and experiencing unrelenting growth, Dubai International welcomed the turn of the century with a major addition to its infrastructure in the form of Sheikh Rashid Terminal, also known as Concourse 1 in April 2000, more than doubling the airport’s annual capacity from 10 million to 23 million passengers.

Continued growth spurred on by Dubai’s economic boom and the network expansion of Emirates airline, soon caught up with capacity when the airport surpassed 20 million passengers in 2004. A mere three years later that total ballooned by another 14 million to top 34 million passengers. To accommodate the rapid expansion, on October 14, 2008, Dubai Airports turned heads globally with the flawless opening of the world’s single largest terminal building, Dubai International Emirates Terminal 3. Built for the exclusive use of Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates, Terminal 3 boosted the airport’s capacity to 60 million passengers.

“In 50 years Dubai International has evolved from a small airstrip mainly serving as a refuelling stop for a few airlines with just over ten thousand passengers to an international gateway for 130 airlines that is ranked among the world’s top hubs for international passenger and freight traffic,” Shaikh Ahmed said, adding: “Passenger numbers will surpass 46 million in 2010 and approach 100 million by the end of the decade. We have indeed come a long way.” Even as Dubai Airports begins a year of celebrations to honour Dubai International’s golden anniversary, work is on track to build what will be the world’s largest A380 dedicated facility to continue the airport’s proud tradition of keeping pace with traffic expansion. Part of the larger Terminal 3 complex, Concourse 3 will have a total of 20 contact gates, all of which will serve Emirates Airline’s growing fleet of A380s. Upon its completion at the end of 2012, C3 will increase Dubai International’s capacity from the current 60 million to 75 million passengers per annum.

“The past 50 years have been nothing short of remarkable,” said Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports. “And the future holds even greater promise as we build our infrastructure to support the impressive expansion of Emirates and flydubai and ascend the ranks of global aviation hubs.”

“Dubai airport will remain a major player on world aviation map while both Emirates and flydubai continue their expansion plans,” Saj Ahmad, Chief Analyst at FBE Aerospace, London.

He said despite the new airport at Jebel Ali, there is more scope for Dubai International to open up to new customers while at the same time enabling airlines to offer one stop connections around the globe due to its unique geographic location.

“Dubai airport will still command a special place because of its downtown location for those passengers flying into the city,” Ahmad said.


Dubai’s tax-free shopping haven rides high

Dubai Duty Free (DDF), the tax-free shopping haven located at Dubai International Airport, has been riding high ever since its started operations in 1983.

Being consistently ranked as one of the top airport retail operations in the world, DDF, now in its 27th year of operations, occupying a retail space of 15,000 square metres at Dubai airport’s three state-of-the-art terminals.

DDF showcases a wide range of top quality merchandise spread across a retail space of 15,000 square metres at the airports three terminals.

DDF’s merchandise includes jewellery, electronics, cosmetics, liquor, luxury goods, sports equipment, designer wear, children’s’ wear, toys and books — all put on sale at dedicated areas.

The world’s largest airport retailer has recorded a double-digit rise in sales in first six months of 2010. It posted a 16 per cent increase in sales to Dh2.19 billion in the first six months of the year compared with the same 2009 period. 
 Fragrances remain the best-selling category and achieved sales of Dh301million in the first half, an 18 per cent increase over the same period in 2009 and accounting for 14 per cent of total sales.

Gold sales surged by 11 per cent to Dh234 million while confectionery sales were up by 16 per cent to Dh175 million and electronics rose by seven per cent to hit Dh160m million accounting for six per cent of the retailer’s total revenue.

Departure sales were up by 18 per cent over the same period in 2009, sales in arrivals rose by four per cent and public shops showed a sales increase of nine per cent in the period.

DDF Managing Director Colm McLoughlin said: “We were pleased that 2010 began well for Dubai Duty Free as we have seen an increase in consumer spending across all categories, with average spend per departing passenger at $47.”

In 2009, a year that posed many challenges for the global airport retail sector, Dubai Duty Free has bucked the trend by announcing record annual sales of Dh4.1 billion, representing a 3.76 per cent increase over the previous year.

Commenting on the 2009 annual sales, Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Dubai Duty Free Establishment, said: “Dubai Duty Free, like most businesses, felt the impact of the global recession particularly in the early part of the year. However, I am delighted that the operation has successfully turned sales around in the second half and that a new annual record has been achieved. Congratulations to the management and staff on their success in 2009.”

McLoughlin said 2009 would be remembered as a year of challenges. I am pleased that as a retail operation we reacted quickly to those challenges and worked closely with our suppliers and staff on a number of initiatives.”

In 2009, Dubai Duty Free recorded over 20.3 million sales transactions with an average of 55,800 sales transactions per day.

Category wise, perfumes continued to be the No. 1 category with sales topping Dhs567 million up two per cent on the previous year and representing 14 per cent of total sales at Dubai Duty Free. Liquor and gold remained as the No. 2 and No. 3 category respectively. The tobacco category increased by 15 per cent to become the No. 4 selling category and Confectionery sales rose by 11% to take the No. 5 position.

2009 was also the year in which Dubai Duty Free was announced as the biggest single airport retail operation in the world based on sales analysis issued by Generation Research.

The announcement, which was made in June 2009, places Dubai Duty Free just ahead of sales at London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon Airports for the first time.

A glowing testimony to DDF’s spectacular success is the fact that it has received more than 150 awards from industry, media and government bodies.

In 2009 too, DDF continued to win accolades. The year began with a win in the USA when the readers of Global Traveler magazine voted Dubai Duty Free as the “Best for Duty Free Shops”. In May, the operation won two awards: the “Middle East Travel Retailer of the Year” award at the DFNI-Asia Pacific awards in Singapore and the “Best Duty Free Shopping” award at the Business Traveler M.E. Awards in Dubai.

Dubai Duty Free currently employs more than 3,500 staff of 44 different nationalities and is one of the premier “employers of choice” in the UAE. — [email protected]



Air cargo traffic to soar 48% by 2015

Dubai Airports said the freight volumes at Dubai International and the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International will balloon 48 per cent over the next five years.

In its latest forecast for cargo traffic released recently, the Dubai Airports said cargo tonnage, which totalled 1.9 million in 2009, will exceed three million tonnes by the end of 2015.

In 2010 alone, freight volumes are expected to rise 12.2 per cent, the company said.

Improving economic conditions, Dubai’s geocentric location along with anticipated capacity increases by Emirates Airline and other cargo and joint production (cargo and passenger) airlines will be key drivers behind the increase, the report said.

Dubai International currently has capacity for 2.5 million tonnes of freight per annum. The first phase of Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International, which opens for cargo airlines this summer, will feature a single A380 compatible runway, 64 remote stands, a cargo terminal building capable of handling 250,000 tonnes per annum expandable to 600,000 tonnes pa and a dedicated road link to the region’s largest port in Jebel Ali.

Plans are in place to optimise DWC and DXB cargo capability to handle anticipated traffic growth to 2015 and beyond, said a top official.

Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports said, ‘There is no doubt Dubai International remains our hub. However, this forecast, combined with our projections for 98 million passengers by 2020, clearly shows the need for a new airport.’

‘Aviation accounts for about 25 per cent of Dubai’s GDP and our strategy is to have capacity lead demand so we never constrain growth. Aviation is too important to Dubai’s economy to fall prey to the short-term thinking that has led to costly capacity constraints and congestion at so many airports around the world,’ he added.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said the DWC was clearly a long term project. “Phase 1 will provide much-needed freight capacity in the near to mid-term. The vision is to eventually develop Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International into a multi-modal logistics hub which capitalises on its ideal location next to Jebel Ali Port as well as its connectivity by air to major consumer markets worldwide,” he said.
 Dubai is located four hours flying time from one-third of the world’s population and 12 hours from 80 per cent of the population.

Dubai International was the fastest growing major airport for international passenger traffic in 2009 and is the fourth busiest airport worldwide for international freight traffic, the report added.

The Dubai Cargo City, which started freight operations in 1991 as the Cargo Village, decade and a half ago, has been growing a remarkable pace to emerge as one of busiest air cargo centre in the world, clocking an annual average growth of 14.3 per cent between 1977 and August 2010, exceeding 17.9 tonnes.

When it was opened in 1991, Cargo City was ranked 61 internationally, but in the past 15 years, the centre has made it to the world’s top 10. Cargo throughput at the facility has always been almost to capacity since its opening, compelling a series of expansion projects over the years and the eventual long-term expansion master plan unveiled recently. 
 In less than four years of operation, in 1995, the centre had to carry out its first expansion project after cargo volume crossed 250,000 tonnes annual mark, four years earlier than the forecasts had projected.

The first expansion saw the Cargo City’s capacity expand by 100,000 tonnes annual to reach 350,000 tonnes. By 1998, the facility was capable of handling 500,000 tonnes annually, and in 2005 the facility crossed the 1 million-ton capacity mark.

In 2006, another Dh1 billion expansion saw the facility boosting its handling capacity to cope with the rapid demand.

In 2009, the airport handled 1,927,520 tonnes of air cargo in 2009, an increase of 5.6 per cent over 2008, making it the 11th-busiest airfreight hub in the world and the busiest in the Middle East.

The total freight handled between January and May in 2010 reached 917,280 tonnes compared to 722,549 tonnes during the same period in 2009, up 27 per cent.
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IS DUBAI T3 REALLY THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD BY AREA????????
I mean it is written at many places that this terminal has an area of 1,500,000m2.................which is much larger than beijing t3

BUT WHEN U SEE IT FROM A SATELLITE IT LOOKS MUCH SMALLER THAN BEIJING T3 ( INCLUDING THE UNDERGROUND AREA).............THEN WHICH IS LARGER????
......I AM CONFUSED.......
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IS DUBAI T3 REALLY THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD BY AREA????????
I mean it is written at many places that this terminal has an area of 1,500,000m2.................which is much larger than beijing t3

BUT WHEN U SEE IT FROM A SATELLITE IT LOOKS MUCH SMALLER THAN BEIJING T3 ( INCLUDING THE UNDERGROUND AREA).............THEN WHICH IS LARGER????
......I AM CONFUSED.......

Dubia T3 is the larger than Beijing T3.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #534
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I AM REALLY NOT CONVINCED...........

SEE........

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...77162&t=h&z=14


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...77162&t=h&z=14


THE MAGNIFICATION IS SAME IN BOTH.........AND DUBAI T3 LOOKS REALLY SMALL IN COMPARISON TO BEIJING T3................
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Yeah, but most of Dubai's terminal 3 squared footage is underground beneath the tarmac between the landside entrance and the "tiny" concourse you see in the picture. And it's not just one underground level, there many underground levels, and many above ground levels in the concourse. It is what it is. Dubai's Terminal 3 is the largest in the world.
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So DXB is the largest by floor area, not by the structure of the building?
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Yes, in floor area, not in volume. Not sure which is the largest building in the world in terms of volume, but I think that Boeing's assembly plant was once one of the biggest, along with some large IKEA warehouse.
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Dubai handles record 4m passengers in Oct



The passenger numbers at Dubai International surpassed the four million mark for the second time in the airport’s 50-year history in October, according to data released by Dubai Airports.

The airport had handled a total of 4,013,127 passengers up 14.8 per cent from the 3,496,366 recorded during October last year, said the Dubai Airports’ traffic statistics for October.

The year to date passenger numbers total 38,851,488 compared to the 33,565,105 recorded in the corresponding period in 2009, an increase of 15.7 per cent, it added.

The largest increases in total passenger numbers during October were recorded on routes to and from Western Europe (+103,695 passengers), Indian subcontinent (+96,611 passengers), Asia (+74,322) and AGCC (+69,007).

The largest percentage passenger traffic growth was seen on routes to and from Eastern Europe (306 per cent), Russia (28 per cent) and Asia (28 per cent).

The air freight volumes too rose in October, up 9.2 per cent to 202,984 tonnes compared to 185,868 tonnes recorded during the same period last year.

The year to date cargo volumes total 1,888,619 tonnes up 21.6 per cent from the 1,552,748 tonnes recorded during the corresponding period in 2009, the report added.

Dubai Airports on Wednesday also released its 2011 traffic forecast which projected that passenger numbers will reach 52.2 million next year, up 13.1 per cent from the 46.1 million passengers expected to pass through the airport in 2010.

Growth will be driven by a projected 10 per cent increase in Emirates passenger numbers and an anticipated doubling of flydubai traffic in 2011 as both airlines continue to expand their respective fleets and networks.

The cargo volumes are anticipated to exceed 2.2 million tonnes in 2011, an increase of 4.8 per cent over the 2.1 million tonnes forecast for 2010.

This modest growth rate reflects a more stable cargo traffic environment following the double-digit expansion seen this year as the industry recovered from the 2009 economic downturn.

The forecast air freight traffic growth continues to be in line with Dubai Airports’ projections for cargo volumes to exceed 3 million tonnes by 2015. Total aircraft movements are expected to grow by 12 per cent in 2011 to reach 328,900 movements.

“Our vision to manage the world’s top international airport is coming into focus. Over the past 50 years Dubai International has seen passenger numbers increase by an average 15.5 per cent annually," said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

"By the end of 2011 passenger numbers will have almost quadrupled in ten years from 13.5 million in 2001 to over 52 million," he noted.

"Before the end of the decade passenger numbers will approach 90 million making Dubai International the busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic,” Griffiths noted.

According to him, Dubai is ideally located four hours flying time from one-third of the world’s population and 12 hours from 80 per cent of the population.

New aircraft types such as the A380 and B777 ER are effectively shrinking the globe and amplifying the attractiveness of Dubai’s strategic location for international and regional operations.

“Dubai’s aviation industry is thriving due to its liberal aviation policies, tax free environment, geo-centric location as well as its willingness to invest in top-flight infrastructure,” said Griffiths.

“It is a formula that clearly works. Today we have more than 130 carriers serving 220 destinations on six continents and we are home to arguably the world’s most profitable airline. The challenge going forward is to ensure we have ample capacity in place to accommodate traffic growth,” he added.

Concourse 3, set to become the world’s first dedicated A380 facility, will boost capacity from the current 60 million passengers annually to 75 million, which, when combined with other facility enhancements and operational efficiencies will boost capacity to 90 million by 2018.

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Does each transit passenger count as 2 to the overall traffic - one inbound and one outbound?

So if I transit in Dubai to another location, it should count as 4 passengers worth of traffic per roundtrip?
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Does each transit passenger count as 2 to the overall traffic - one inbound and one outbound?
No, when a passenger transits it counts as only one passenger.

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So if I transit in Dubai to another location, it should count as 4 passengers worth of traffic per roundtrip?
So in total it counts as two like at other origin and destination airports with a return trip - One destination,Another return.
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