Dubai Airport is on its path to become largest hub for international air travel and the authorities are confident that SP2020 plan will increase passenger handling capacity from current 60 million to 90 million.
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark has expressed confidence that Duabi airport can handle more airlines and offer better connectivity facilities.
For the month of February, Dubai's airport observed 22.6% increases in passenger traffic, as compared to the same month last year, motivated by a growth in capacity through Western Europe, India and the Middle East routes.
On Monday, Dubai Airports said in a statement that in the month of February the airport handled 3.5 million passengers as compared to 3.1 million in the year-ago period.
The Dubai's International Airport finds place in the list of top 20 airports of the World according to an Airports Council International (ACI). Beijing, Bangkok and San Francisco have also figured in the list due to huge customers rush and quality services offered at the airport.
Dubai has started to respond rising global economy with the city state has been witnessing further rise in business and commercial activities. This is indicated by 17 per cent rise in passenger traffic at the Dubai International Airport in January 2010 as compared to the same period last year.
Cargo activities at the airport too rose 31.5 per cent during the period indicating growing demand across the manufacturing and production segment.
Last month, a rise by 10.3% was seen in passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport, since the travelers tried to make the most of cheap tickets offered at Emirates Airline and the more than 120 other carriers serving the airport.
Nearly 3.36 million passengers were dealt with by the airport last month, up from 3.04 million in June last year.
It should be noted that the passenger traffic increase has appeared since the local airlines have cut fares by an average of 20 per cent because of the global economic downturn.
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