Dubai airport’s passenger growth to hit 200 million


By Ahmed Shaaban

Dubai — The Dubai International Airports, with planned $7.8 billion investment that will lead to an ultimate capacity of 100 million passengers a year, has revised growth projections from 103 million to 126 million passengers by 2020, and 200 million by 2030.

Such an unwavering vision has been adopted to build not just an airport but an engine of economic growth and vital to the growth of the city, according to a top official.

“Our revised projections for 2020 — was 103 million — now exceed 126 million passengers. By 2030, we expect to have around 200 million passengers traffic, without further infrastructure development or space to build,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

Further in his presentation ‘Building the Future’, at the 4th session ‘Future of Airports’ of the two-day Future of Border International Conference, he said they were all set to come up with other solutions to satisfy Dubai’s continued thirst for growth. “In Dubai, we are building, not talking about building.”