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Dubai Civil Aviation Authority expects Dubai to handle 98 million passengers by 2020

5-May-2010 12:52 PM

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority President, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, stated Dubai expects to handle 98 million passengers p/a by 2020 (Emirates Business 24/7, 05-May-2010).

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority:There is no doubt Dubai International remains our hub. However, our projections for 98 million passengers by 2020, clearly shows the need for a new airport. Aviation accounts for about 25% of Dubai's GDP and our strategy is to have capacity lead demand so we never constrain growth. Aviation is too important to Dubai's economy to fall prey to the short-term thinking that has led to costly capacity constraints and congestion at so many airports around the world,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, and Dubai Airports Chairman. Source: Emirates Business 24/7, 05-May-2010.