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Dubai outpaces Singapore Changi in first quarter. Almost 1 million more pax at Dubai


Dubai International Airport (DIA) is the only one of the world's top ten airports to report positive growth in both 4Q2008 and 1Q2009, though growth rates have slowed dramatically. Dubai Airports reported a 2% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers in 1Q2009 to just over 9.5 million passengers. Despite the slowdown, DIA's throughput in 1Q09 outpaced rival Singapore Changi International Airport for the fourth time over the last eight quarters. [1481 words]

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  • Continues to attract new airlines
  • Concourse 3 construction project awarded to Al Jaber Engineering and Contracting
  • Phase I opening of Al Maktoum International Airport confirmed for Jun-2010
  • Investment sustained at Dubai Airport Free Zone

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  • Dubai International vs Singapore Changi passenger traffic: 1Q2007 to 1Q2009
  • Difference in Dubai International vs Singapore Changi passenger numbers: 1Q2007 to 1Q2009
  • Dubai International Airport frequency and capacity share: Top 10 airlines
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