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Dubai Airport handled 7259 A380 services in 2012

18-Apr-2013 1:22 PM

UAE's Dubai International Airport reported (17-Apr-2013) it handled 7259 scheduled services to 28 destinations with A380 aircraft in 2012, making it the world's busiest airport for A380 operations. All but 88 of the services were operated by Emirates. Singapore Changi Airport handled the second-largest number of A380 operations in 2012, with 6653 services to 19 destinations, while UK's London Heathrow Airport was third with 3697 services to six destinations, Germany's Frankfurt Airport was fourth with 3071 services to 12 destinations and Australia's Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport was fifth with 2697 services to eight destinations. France's Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, US' Los Angeles International Airport, New York JFK Airport and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport rounded out the top 10. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said, "The opening of concourse A earlier this year was a USD3 billion validation of our intention to be the world’s premiere A380 hub. Based on Emirates’ order book, the new Qantas A380 operation and our USD7.8 billion expansion plan, Dubai International is well placed to continue to hold the top position for A380 operations in 2013 and beyond." [more - original PR]