Passenger numbers at Dubai airport set for exponential growth

09/05/2011 - Dubai Investment News posted by Bob Brunskill
Passenger numbers at Dubai airport set for exponential growth

Dubai International Airport is expected to have to handle some 98.5 million passengers annually by 2020.This is according to a new ten-year forecast by Dubai Airports, which noted that passenger numbers will rise by 7.2 per cent and 6.7 per cent respectively from next year.The figures comfortably outperform the global average of five per cent growth in numbers, Beat the Brochure claims.Daniel Ox of Beat The Brochure welcomed the forecast, stating that it is particularly good for Dubai.“It follows previously positive passenger growth numbers in 2009, when the amount of international passengers grew by 9.1 per cent on the previous year,” he said.“This new announcement reveals that more and more holidaymakers are opting to book holidays in Dubai, which is just fantastic news." It comes in the wake of a recent announcement from some of the world's largest hotel groups who pledged massive investment in the Middle East and Dubai in the coming year.