It is a good sign for the aviation industry that has been affected by Corona. Dubai International Airport has achieved full capacity from 25 November. It is estimated that 18 lakh passengers will reach the airport in 10 days i.e. by 5 December. Accordingly, on an average, there will be movement of 1 lakh 64 thousand passengers daily. December 4 is expected to be the busiest day, with the number of passengers likely to cross the 190,000 mark. Dubai started the recovery with Expo 2020, T20 World Cup and IPL before reaching full potential.
Only after that the airport could achieve its full capacity. Amidst preparations for the Dubai Air Show two weeks ago, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Makhtoum, Chairman and CEO of Dubai Airport, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) said that Dubai International Airport will be the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Will come back at full capacity. A top immigration official said that till Monday, about 145,000 passengers were passing through Dubai International Airport every day in a gradual return to normal life after the corona peak. Let us tell you that Expo 2020 Dubai made a record of 41 lakh visits in about 50 days.
Dubai airport is expected to exceed the target of 28 million international passengers this year. It is expected that the number of passengers will increase to about 50 million in 2022. Due to the increasing number of passengers, Dubai Duty Free has called back over 700 of its old employees.
Busiest airport built in October
At the beginning of 2020, there were 210,000 passengers moving daily from Dubai. Now more than 1,45,000 passengers are moving, which is similar to the figure of 2019. Emirates airport handled 13 million passengers in the first seven months of 2021. Meanwhile, Dubai International Airport reclaimed its status as the world’s busiest airport in October.