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Dubai International (DXB) ended the first quarter (Q1) of the year on a relatively positive note, registering a gradual but steady recovery in both customer numbers and cargo volumes. By the end of Q1 of this year, DXB served 63 percent of the destinations in 89 percent of the countries on 74 percent of the airlines compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dubai International (DXB) made positive strides towards recovery after a challenging year with a total of 25,9 million customers travelling through the airport in 2020, a decrease of 70 percent compared to 2019.

Dubai Airports, together with Dubai Police General Department of Security, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI) to become part of their joint initiative on Smart Security.

Dubai Airports announced it has completed, what it claims to be, the world’s first Tier III certified Modular Data Centre Complex (MDCC). The new facility was designed to provide a stable environment for Dubai Airports to host its private cloud.

Dubai Airports, operators of the world’s busiest airport for international passenger traffic, Dubai International, has joined the rest of the emirate’s aviation community in signing a pledge to purchase green-only vehicles.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince, Dubai, unveiled classification plates rating the Al Majlis VIP Service and Terminal 3 at Dubai International as five-star service facilities under the Global Star Rating Programme.

Dubai Airports, in collaboration with Mawaheb from Beautiful People – a local art studio for the determined ones, opened an art gallery at Dubai International’s Concourse D on November 29.

Aiming to provide better connections between the Middle East and Australia, Emirates has unveiled plans to introduce a fourth daily service between Dubai International and Sydney Airport, effective from March 25, 2018.

Aiming to constantly enhance travellers’ experience, Dubai International has teamed-up with content provider ICFLIX to offer passengers free movie and television show streaming on their devices.


According to Airports Council International Asia-Pacific, Middle Eastern airports saw a year-on-year increase of 4.1 percent in passenger traffic in May, while the amount air freight grew 10.8 percent.