The city’s main air hub increased its forecast for this year to 85 million passengers after a surge in arrivals pushed numbers to pre-Covid levels
It retained its position for the ninth consecutive year, with over 66 million passengers using DXB last year
Paul Griffiths also anticipates that Covid testing at airports will end in the near future
DXB is expecting to handle more than a million passengers between August 12-22
Paul Griffiths added that the UAE is working on a vaccine passport system which will help facilitate travel
Airlines and aviation groups are urging governments to introduce more so-called air corridors to help spur demand
The virtual meeting was attended by representatives from the city’s aviation and hospitality sectors
Dubai International Airport recorded 17.8 million customers in Q1 2020, down 19.8 per cent year-on-year
The UAE government last month gave the go ahead for a transit visa policy
The busy airport saw a rise in footfall of 13.7 per cent for the first half of the year to 27.93 million with air cargo also increased.
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