DXB Passenger Traffic in First Half of 2023 Beats Pre-Pandemic Levels

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 23 August 2023
DXB Passenger Traffic in First Half of 2023 Beats Pre-Pandemic Levels

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has announced that passenger traffic for the first half of 2023 has surpassed 2019 levels before the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a statistic released by Dubai Airports, the airport welcomed 41.6 million guests in the first six months of this year, which is just over 100 percent compared to the traffic received during the first half of 2019.

May was the busiest month with around 6.9 million passengers. 

India continues to be a DXB top destination country in terms of traffic, with six million guests in the first half of 2023, followed by Saudi Arabia with 3.1 million, and the UK with 2.8 million guests.

DXB handled a total of 201,800 flights in the first half of 2023, up 13 percent compared to the same period in 2019.

"As we recover with our H1 traffic surpassing pre-pandemic levels, we continue to remain committed to ensuring every guest who travels through our airport leaves with a smile," said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

Griffiths added that there is no signs of slowdown, saying: "We started the second half with strong demand in July, and with the ongoing seasonal peak coinciding with the reopening of schools in August, we're preparing for an exceptionally busy rest of the year."

The international hub is preparing for a massive influx of 3.3 million travelers at the end of August. August 26th and 27th are anticipated to be the busiest days of the year, with an overall traffic total of over 500,000 travelers.

DXB is connected to 257 destinations across 104 countries, through more than 91 international airlines.