Dubai International set for second busiest airport spot

31/08/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Dubai International set for second busiest airport spot

Dubai International is set to be the second busiest airport in the world as it overtakes others including Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Paris.That is according to the Centre of Asia Pacific Aviation, which found that Dubai is set to be behind only London Heathrow by November this year as people continue to travel to and through the emirate.It comes after the airport had a record passenger number of 4.7 million in July - a rise of 40,000 on June and growth of 9.7 per cent year on year, Emirates 24-7 reports.Moreover, the news provider added that Dubai International is aiming to achieve top spot in the next four years and Dubai Airports is looking to handle around 98 million passengers per year by 2020.Last week, STR Global announced that hotels in Dubai have had double-digit occupancy rates increases in July, including a 23 per cent rise in revenue per available room rates.