Worlds largest airport, Dubai International Airport received 25.9 million passengers in 2020, with Pakistan being one of the largest countries of origin.
According to the details, the top four countries by the number of passengers bound for Dubai International Airport are India with 4.3 million passengers, followed by the United Kingdom with 1.89 million, Pakistan with 1.86 million and Saudi Arabia with 1.45 million. passengers.
The top three cities with the most passengers traveling to Dubai International Airport in 2020 included London with 1.15 million passengers, Mumbai with 772 thousand and New Delhi with 0.722 million passengers.
In a video message, Airport CEO Paul Griffiths said: “During 2020, we are faced with challenges not previously encountered in the travel industry. Despite these problems, at the end of 2020 we left with 25.9 million passengers who passed through our airports. “
“We remain optimistic that in the future we will return to the previous level of traffic that we had in 2019. In these difficult times, strength and flexibility are the most important qualities. We saw this not only in our employees, but also in our partners, stakeholders and corporate clients. Aviation and concessionaires, everyone who has contributed to the success of Dubai airports as it has been so far. “
Compared to 2019, the number of passengers flying to Dubai International Airport has dropped by 70% in 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic.
“One of the first challenges we faced was reducing our infrastructure to meet extremely low demand. This was necessary to maintain our liquidity and we hibernated Terminal 1, Concourse D and Concourse A, ”said Griffiths.
“What we also needed to do was reassure our passengers that we are doing everything we can to make Dubai International Airport and DWC a safe, secure and healthy place so that they can continue their journey with complete confidence. And once the demand for air travel begins to fall back to normal, we can quickly return these facilities to work to meet the requirements of our customers. From airlines “.
The CEO stressed that restoring passenger confidence is a challenge that Dubai airports must continuously pursue.
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