Posted by Bob Brunskill
The Dubai International Airport has posted a profit for the year ending December 31st 2009, it has been reported.
Moreover, the business has not only been listed in the Airports Council International's world's top 20 best performing airports list, but was one of just four that made a profit, according to Bernama.
The other travel hubs to keep their balance sheets in the black were located in Beijing, Bangkok and San Francisco.
Despite the fact that it did not turn a profit last year, Atlanta's Hartsfield airport took the top spot in ACI's top 20 most used airports with almost 88 million visitors.
Meanwhile, London's Heathrow came second with 66 million.
Dubai International Airport increased the number of flyers using its facilities by 9.6 per cent when compared with figures from 2008.
Overall, the airport was ranked sixth in the AIC's best performing global travel hub list, the news provider stated.
Recently, Dubai Metro told the National of plans to double the number of trains used on its Red Line.
The company will start to operate between 24 and 26 trains on the line during peak periods as of April 25th, the news provider stated.