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Dubai International Airport Edges Past Frankfurt in International Traffic Count

This blog post was updated on July 27, 2021.

Annual traffic results for 2010 showed Dubai International Airport edging past Frankfurt Airport as the world’ fourth-busiest airport for international traffic.


Dubai serves as the home of Emirates Airline, the world’s largest international carrier by capacity. Frankfurt is home to Lufthansa, the world’s second largest international airline.


Just 7,000 passengers separated the two bustling hubs for the whole year. Dubai’s traffic growth is being led by Emirates as the airline continues to grow its fleet by at least one wide-body aircraft per month.


The pattern continued into the New Year with Dubai International seeing a 10 percent rise in traffic over January of 2010. The airport welcomed over 4.25 million passengers for the month.


Source:  The National


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