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Dubai airport to become third busiest international hub by 2011

01/02/2010 15:51

Dubai International airport will continue to rapidly narrow the gap in terms of international passenger numbers to long-established hubs such as Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Amsterdam, according to the latest industry study.

With Emirates projecting capacity increases of 14 per cent for FY2009/2010 and similar rates of expansion going forward, flydubai expanding rapidly and other foreign airlines flying in, Dubai International could come close to overtaking Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Amsterdam by the end of 2010 (but most probably by the end of 2011) to become the world's third busiest international airport, reveals the Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation (Capa) research.


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