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Dubai International Airport

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Griffiths
Chief Executive Officer
IATA Code
DXB
ICAO Code
OMDB
Website
http://www.dubaiairport.com
City
Dubai
Country
United Arab Emirates
Network
Domestic | International
Airport Type
Primary
Other airports serving Dubai
Dubai Creek Seaplane Base
Dubai World Central (Al Maktoum Airport)
Runways
4000m x 60m
4000m x 46m
Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
Aeroflot
African Express Airways
Air Algerie
Air Astana
Air Canada
Air China
Air France
Air India
Air India Express
airblue
Ariana Afghan Airlines
ASL Airlines Belgium
Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
British Airways
Caspian Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Cebu Pacific
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
ECAir - Equatorial Congo Airlines
EgyptAir
Emirates Airline
Eritrean Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
flydubai
flynas
Global Aviation and Services Group
Gulf Air
IndiGo
Iran Air
Iran Aseman Airlines
Iranian Naft Airlines
Iraqi Airways
Jazeera Airways
Jet Airways
Kenya Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air
Kuwait Airways
Lufthansa
Mahan Air
Middle East Airlines
Oman Air
Pakistan International Airlines
Pegasus Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Qantas Airways
Qatar Airways
Qeshm Air
Royal Brunei Airlines
Royal Jordanian
RwandAir
Safi Airways
Saudia
Shaheen Air International
Sichuan Airlines
Silk Way Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Somon Air
SpiceJet
SriLankan Airlines
Sudan Airways
SWISS
Syrian Airlines
TAROM
Thai Airways
Travel Service
Turkish Airlines
Turkmenistan Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
United Airways Bangladesh
Uzbekistan Airways
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Yemenia
Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
Aer Lingus
Air Mauritius
Air New Zealand
Alitalia
All Nippon Airways
American Airlines
CSA Czech Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Iberia
Japan Airlines
jetBlue Airways
Malaysia Airlines
Mihin Lanka
S7 Airlines
SAS
South African Airways
TAP Portugal
United Airlines

Dubai International Airport is one of largest airports in the Middle East, among the largest airports in the world and a key cargo hub in the region. The airport has seen phenomenal growth in the past decade, which has come with the expansion of home carrier, Emirates. Dubai International is located in a built-up urban area, and to cater for expected growth the facility will be complemented by the larger, but more distant, Al Maktoum International Airport. Although the vast majority of growth has come from Emirates, the airport has benefited from increasing service from carriers around the world as Dubai has gained prominence as a tourist destination and business centre.

Location of Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates

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Gulf 3 airline growth: Emirates steady, Qatar Airways accelerates & Etihad Airways slows

8-Apr-2016 10:00 PM

The Middle East's three big network airlines – Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways – are following different growth paths in 2016. Emirates is largely holding course, continuing recent 10% p/a ASK growth. Qatar Airways is accelerating growth and so far for 2016 will add as many ASKs as Emirates will – the first year it will do so.

After growing around 20% p/a for most of its short history, Etihad is decelerating with 10% growth although its net ASK additions will be similar to levels in 2012 and 2013. Etihad wants to bed down growth, replace partner aircraft it has been using, and improve equity partner financials amidst the Abu Dhabi government reducing spending, as observed elsewhere in the Middle East following the sharp decrease in oil price. Etihad's size in 2016 is about where Emirates was in mid-2007 while Qatar in 2016 is about the size Emirates was in 2010. Emirates has doubled in size between 2010 and 2016. Etihad has pursued partner growth. There are signs of pressure: ASK growth has outpaced RPK growth in 15 of the 17 months since Oct-2014, and load factors are falling to lows not seen in recent years.

Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi airports win record traffic. Unhelpful taxes could challenge growth

3-Apr-2016 9:15 PM

In a fast-growth region like the Middle East breaking records is the norm. Unsurprisingly, the region's three hub airports – Dubai International, Doha and Abu Dhabi – posted record traffic in 2015. Dubai International further widened its lead over London Heathrow as the world's busiest airport for international traffic. It is the third busiest overall, behind Atlanta and Beijing Capital, where traffic is predominantly domestic. Abu Dhabi posted an additional 3.4 million passengers (+17%) and Doha 4.6 million (+17%). Although Abu Dhabi and Doha are collectively 68% the size of Dubai, together they added more passengers (8 million) than Dubai (7.5 million, +11%).

Now the region has the challenge of maintaining growth despite increasing taxes and fees. On 30-Mar-2016 Dubai announced a new AED35 (USD9.53) departure fee. It will be the only fee currently imposed on transfer passengers and Dubai could generate significant millions of dollars from it in 2016. Abu Dhabi and Doha have not increased charges: preserving the status quo could be a differentiator, or, they could succumb to the lure of "easy" cash as Gulf governments look for new revenue sources.

Gulf airlines in Australia/New Zealand: Auckland non-stops as Qatar Airways disrupts the status quo

7-Mar-2016 9:03 AM

The market between Australia and the Gulf witnessed significant strategic developments in Mar-2016. Emirates launched a non-stop Dubai-Auckland flight, taking the mantle of world's longest flight. Significantly, Emirates beat Qatar Airways to it. Qatar's public musing in Jan-2016 about opening a Doha-Auckland service prompted Emirates to put on the Auckland flight at short notice: the service was announced a week after Qatar's mention and flown a mere five weeks later.

Qatar was looking to have another oneworld one stop option between Auckland and Europe, as well as looking to boost its presence in the region, where it has significantly lagged Emirates and Etihad. Emirates' Auckland non-stop has indirectly seen Emirates cancel Panama City service, which was less strategically important and believed to be encountering difficulties as Lufthansa tried to prevent Copa from codesharing with Emirates.

The second development was Qatar Airways' long-awaited service to Sydney. Combined with an Adelaide flight in May-2016, Qatar's size in Australia will double in 2016. Qatar is now considering – traffic rights permitting – a second daily Sydney flight and a new service to Brisbane. The growth disrupts what Etihad, but especially Emirates, were hoping would be a cooling of Gulf-Australia capacity after years of fast growth.

A380 airport usage: Dubai is most popular, Heathrow has the highest number of foreign airlines

29-Feb-2016 7:38 PM

The A380 continues to be intertwined with London Heathrow. Malaysia Airlines has cut both its European and A380 scheduled network to just twice daily Heathrow A380 services. Emirates will introduce a sixth daily A380 flight to Heathrow and British Airways is evaluating taking second-hand A380s. London Heathrow is not the busiest A380 airport: that title goes to Dubai, home of Emirates, which operates more A380s than any other airline.

London Heathrow stands out among major A380 airports, as only 30% of its A380 flights are flown by a local airline (British Airways). At Bangkok, Sydney and Melbourne foreign airlines also have more A380 flights than local operators. At Seoul Incheon, 82% of A380 flights are flown by local airlines. Of the 15 largest airports with A380 operations, all but three – Los Angeles, New York JFK and Hong Kong – are the hub of an A380 operator. Qantas flies the world's longest A380 route (to Dallas) and Emirates the shortest (to Kuwait City). China Southern and Qatar have the shortest average sector lengths, which are half those of Malaysia and Qantas, which have the longest.

Gulf airlines in London Heathrow: slot purchases expand capacity further, improving connectivity

23-Feb-2016 12:29 PM

In the world's most premium air market, London Heathrow, Gulf airlines are increasing their presence. Emirates has obtained a sixth daily slot, the first time in a decade that it will grow above five daily flights at Heathrow (it has meanwhile been growing at Gatwick). Qatar Airways has offered six flights since May-2014 but on smaller aircraft, while Turkish Airlines will have six daily flights on three days a week from Mar-2016. Etihad has not grown slots since last decade but has increased capacity by deploying A380s. Emirates will have an all-A380 operation at Heathrow in Jun-2016.

Oman Air bills itself as a boutique airline focused on Oman, but with a high share of connecting traffic and ambitious growth plans, Oman Air is becoming a Gulf network airline. It paid USD75 million – reportedly a record – for a morning slot at Heathrow in order to have twice daily service. Beside the growth, the Big 3 Gulf airlines hold 2% of international Heathrow slots but account for 5% of seat capacity (more than local airline Virgin Atlantic). Including Oman Air and Turkish they hold 3.5% of slots. London Heathrow is a premium focus of attention but Gulf airlines are growing faster elsewhere in Europe as they diversify their networks away from London and the UK. In 2006, one in two of Emirates' Western European seats went to the UK, but in 2016 only 30% will.

Emirates Airline: The strategy reshapes in 2016 – partnerships, China growth, smaller widebodies

8-Feb-2016 7:10 PM

It is a truism that Emirates Airline has been a gamechanger. But that is not just in size, but in its comprehensive precision. This is an operation that plans and consistently delivers. In its own words: growth hinges not just on internal capability, but in the capacity of its home airport; the output of factories in Everett and Toulouse; and the willingness of ministries to grant more traffic rights. Consequently it is surprising that a year ago there were few indications 2016 would be as momentous as it appears likely to be: the beginning of the next phase of Emirates' growth.

First in this phase is the internal change in strategy and mindset: to be more receptive to partnerships. There is commercial value in this strategy, but also a recognition of a changing world where bilateral alliances are taking on a more prominent role – including Qatar's oneworld alliance membership and Etihad's equity network. Emirates said it will look for more major partnerships along the lines of its expansive Qantas deal; it has since forged a much smaller deal with Malaysia Airlines, and a deeper South African Airways partnership could be next.

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