Dubai Airports released its 2011 traffic forecast which forecasts passenger numbers will reach 52.2 million in 2011, a 13.1% year-on-year increase over the 46.1 million passengers expected in 2010. The growth is expected to be achieved through growth in Emirates Airline and a doubling of traffic from LCC flydubai.
Dubai Airports: "Our vision to manage the world’s top international airport is coming into focus. Over the past 50 years Dubai International has seen passenger numbers increase by an average 15.5% annually. By the end of 2011 passenger numbers will have almost quadrupled in 10 years from 13.5 million in 2001 to over 52 million. Before the end of the decade passenger numbers will approach 90 million making Dubai International the busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic." Paul Griffiths, CEO. Source: Dubai Airports, 24-Nov-2010.
Dubai Airports: "Dubai’s aviation industry is thriving due to its liberal aviation policies, tax free environment, geo-centric location as well as its willingness to invest in top-flight infrastructure … It is a formula that clearly works. Today we have more than 130 carriers serving 220 destinations on six continents and we are home to arguably the world’s most profitable airline. The challenge going forward is to ensure we have ample capacity in place to accommodate traffic growth." Paul Griffiths, CEO. Source: Dubai Airports, 24-Nov-2010.