Dubai International Airport Welcomed 23M Passengers In Q1, Marking 8.4% Increase Than Last Year

DXB's report for the first quarter of 2024 revealed the airport welcoming 23 million passengers! Details here.

by Shreya Rathod
Dubai International Airport Welcomed 23M Passengers In Q1, Marking 8.4% Increase Than Last Year

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has released its Q1 report for 2024. The airport had its busiest quarter ever in the first quarter of this year. In fact, it welcomed a total of 23 million guests, establishing its position as a major global aviation hub.

Dubai International Airport Welcomed 23 Million Passengers In Q1 2024


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Dubai International Airport has been a major contributor to Dubai’s economy and the Middle East’s aviation sector. In fact, the airport has a busy first quarter with its terminal welcoming 23 million guests. There was an 8.4 per cent increase since the previous year. The quarter’s total passenger traffic was 23,052,060, with January having the greatest visitation with 7.9 million visitors.

According to Paul Griffiths, CEO of DXB, these are some impressive numbers and were possible because of their home base carriers’ expansive network. Their focus is still on maintaining growth momentum and improving the entire airport experience for every visitor going through the terminals. Further, they have forecasted 91 million passengers for the year, thanks to a solid start to Q2. The target exceeds the previous annual traffic record of 89.1 million in 2018.

Promoting The City’s Expansion And Global Reputation

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DXB is prepared for an expansion and meet the growing demand for travel. Among its most popular destinations, India holds the top place with 3.1 million passengers, with Mumbai being the favoured city. Other than that, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Germany and Russia are also included. In fact, London, Riyadh and Jeddah also join the ranks.

As for Dubai’s economic and tourism growth, the airport saw a 3.3% increase in the city’s GDP—around AED 307.9 billion. As the primary entry point to Dubai, DXB promotes the city’s expansion and global reputation. With 90 international carriers connecting it to 256 destinations in 102 countries, DXB solidifies Dubai’s standing as a major centre for worldwide trade and logistics. The varied economy of the Emirate is supported by the airport’s effective management of the huge quantities of cargo and steadily rising passenger traffic. 

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This expansion demonstrates DXB’s attractiveness to large markets and its role in enhancing Dubai’s standing as a global hub for commerce and tourism.

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