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Dubai airport celebrates 58th anniversary

DUBAI, September 30, 2018

The Dubai International Airport (DXB), operated by Dubai Airports, is today celebrating its 58th anniversary.
 
When Dubai opened a tiny terminal building and a 1,800-ft-long compacted sand runway 58 years ago on September 30, 1960, nobody realised that it was the first step in what was to become one of the most inspiring journeys in aviation history. 
 
Today, 58 years and 974,461,017 customers later, DXB is the world’s busiest international airport and an aviation brand loved and respected around the world. The airport is expected to welcome its one billionth passenger later this year.
 
Passenger numbers have grown at an annual average growth rate of more than 13 per cent. The airport, connecting more than 240 destinations across six continents on more than 100 airlines, is projected to serve over 90 million passengers in 2018.
 
DXB’s world-class facilities include the $1.2 billion Concourse D, a state-of-the-art facility serving all international airlines that operate into Terminal 1; Concourse A – the world’s first and largest purpose-built A380 facility that is one of the three Concourses used exclusively by Emirates airline, as well as Terminal 2.
 
DXB recorded its second busiest month ever surpassing the 8 million passenger mark in July, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. 
 
Flight movements during July reached 35,393, up 3.5% compared to 34,181 movements recorded during July 2017. -TradeArabia News Service
 
 



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