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Fact sheets, Reports & Statistics


13 April 2014
Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports owns and manages the operation of both of Dubai’s airports – Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC).

Dubai Airports was established as a commercial entity in April 2007, following organisational restructuring of the erstwhile Dubai Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).

Fast Facts

  • Dubai International comprises three terminals
    Terminal 1 serves all airlines
    Terminal 2 serves scheduled, charter, and special flights (pilgrimage)
    Terminal 3 is dedicated for use by Emirates airline

  • DXB is ranked the second busiest airport in the world in terms of international passengers according to Airports Council International’s latest figures. The airport serves more than 125 airlines flying to more than 260 destinations (pax + cargo) across six continents.

  • Following the opening of Concourse A in January 2013, the collective capacity of T1, T2, and T3 has increased from 60 million to 75 million passengers per annum.

  • Passenger traffic reached 5,675,246 in February 2014, up 11.7 per cent from 5,080,360 recorded during the same month in 2013. Year to date passenger traffic (Jan-Feb) rose 13.5 per cent to 12,075,952 passengers, up from 10,640,120 during the first two months of 2013.

  • Annual passenger traffic in 2013 reached 66,431,533, up 15.2 per cent compared to 57,684,550 recorded during 2012.

  • During 2013 a total of 28 new passenger destinations were added thanks largely to the expanding networks of Dubai-based airlines flydubai and Emirates bringing the total passenger destinations served by Dubai International to 239.

  • In 2012 passenger traffic reached 57,684,550 in 2012, up 13.2 per cent from 50,977,960 passengers recorded during 2011. The 2012 passenger traffic exceeded Dubai Airports’ forecast at the start of the year of 56.5-million by more than 1 million passengers.

  • The annual passenger traffic in 2011 was 50.98 million, a year-on-year increase of 8 per cent compared to 47.2 million recorded in 2010.
  • Passenger numbers are projected to reach 78.4 million in 2015 and 103.5 million by 2020.

  • Total built up area of DI is 1,972,474 sqm
    [T1+Concourse C (246,474sqm) + T2 (13000 sqm) + T3+Concourse B (1,185,000 sqm)+Concourse A (528,000)]

  • Dubai Airports has a 35,000 sqm cargo facility located at Dubai International.

  • Dubai International has the capacity to handle 2.5 million tonnes of cargo per year

  • Freight volumes rose 3.4 per cent in February 2014 to 188,702 tonnes compared to 182,580 tonnes recorded in February 2013. The year to date (Jan-Feb) cargo volume reached 385,723, up 3.9 per cent compared to 371,099 recorded during the same period in 2013.
  • Cargo volumes also reached record levels in 2013 with 2,435,567 tonnes of air freight passing through Dubai International during 2013, up 6.8 per cent compared to 2,279,624 tonnes recorded during 2012.

  • Freight volumes for 2012 totalled 2,279,624 tonnes, an increase of 3.9 per cent from 2,194,264 tonnes recorded in 2011.
  • DA Cargo is ranked second worldwide in terms of international freight traffic by the ACI.

Total aircraft movements rose 4 per cent to 29,220 during the month compared to 28,085 movements recorded during the same period last year. Year to date aircraft movements came in at 61,845, rising 4.1 per cent from the 59,417 movements recorded during the same period in 2013.

  • Aircraft movements in 2013 reached 369,953, up 7.5 per cent compared to 344,245 movements recorded during 2012.

  • Aircraft movements in 2012 totalled 344,245 movements, up 5.5 per cent from the 326,318 movements recorded in 2011.

Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai’s second airport, opened its doors to passengers on October 27, 2013 with Wizz Air as the launch airline. Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways launched services from October 31st while Gulf Air commenced flights from December 8, 2013. Qatar Airways launched operations on March 1st 2014.

Dubai Airports launched cargo operations at Al Maktoum International on June 27, 2010 as part of the first phase of the project. The airport has a total of 36 freight operators (scheduled and chartered) signed up and operating at the facility.

  • Air freight volumes at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central grew by 15.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013 with 63,028 tonnes of cargo passing through the facility compared to 54,336 tonnes recorded during the same period in 2012.
  • The performance in the last quarter follows a 30 per cent jump in monthly cargo volumes in December during which the airport handled 23,661 tonnes of freight compared to 18,025 tonnes during the corresponding month in 2012.
  • Owing to fluctuations in charter traffic during the full year, DWC recorded a moderate contraction of 4.5 per cent in annual cargo volumes. The facility handled 209,209 tonnes of air freight during 2013 compared to 219,092 tonnes in 2012.
  • During two months of passenger operations, from October 27, 2013 (to December 31st 2013) when the passenger terminal opened, DWC handled a total of 65,197 passengers.
  • Spurred by the launch of passenger services and the transfer of all general aviation operations to DWC, aircraft movements totalled 24,871 in 2013, up 52.5 per cent from 16,317 movements recorded in 2012.
  • Emirates SkyCargo has confirmed that all dedicated freight flights will be operated from its new base at DWC when it opens in May 2014 while Air France-KLM will relocate its regional hub to the airport from August this year.

  • DWC handled 219,092 tonnes of air freight during 2012, an increase of 144 per cent over 89,729 tonnes recorded in 2011.
  • DWC recorded a total of 16,317 aircraft movements in 2012, up 99 per cent from 8,198 recorded in 2011.

  • In 2011, some 8,198 aircraft movements were recorded - of which 3,609 (44 per cent) were commercial cargo flights, 4,548 (55.5 per cent) were test and training flights and 41 (0.5 per cent) were general aviation operations. During 2011, 36 airlines operated into DWC, predominantly as cargo charter operations.

  • Dubai Airports launched General Aviation operations at DWC on February 28, 2011 with Al Futtaim Services Company as the launch customer.

  • DWC will eventually become the world’s largest airport with a capacity of 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo per year.

Fast Facts

  • Phase 1 of DWC includes a single A380 compatible runway; a passenger terminal with capacity of 5 million passengers per annum (expandable to 7 million); a cargo terminal building with a capacity of 250,000 tonnes per annum (expandable to 600,000) and a 92-metre air traffic control tower.

  • The airport will have a total of five parallel runways, 4.5km long, each separated by a minimum of 800m

  • DWC is designed to support aviation, tourism, and logistics well into the future.

Statistics

DXB PASSENGER TRAFFIC 2013 (Passenger figures in millions)

Month 2013 2014 % change

Jan 5,559,760 6,400,706 15.1%

Feb 5,080,360 5,675,246 11.7%

Mar 5,846,297 %

Apr 5,418,946 %

May 5,218,832 %

Jun 5,537,908 %

Jul 5,310,361 %

Aug 5,999,375 %

Sep 5,407,326 %

Oct 5,667,698 %

Nov 5,337,544 %

Dec 6,047,126 %

YTD Total 12,075,952 13.5%

66,431,533

DXB PASSENGER TRAFFIC 2013 (Passenger figures in millions)

Month 2012 2013 % change

Jan 4,852,139 5,559,760 14.6%

Feb 4,561,147 5,080,360 11.4%

Mar 4,848,320 5,846,297 20.6%

Apr 4,566,673 5,418,946 18.7%

May 4,388,614 5,218,832 18.9%

Jun 4,714,746 5,537,908 17.5%

Jul 5,006,155 5,310,361 6.1%

Aug 4,847,152 5,999,375 23.8 %

Sep 4,780,394 5,407,326 13.1%

Oct 4,923,246 5,667,698 15.1 %

Nov 4,875,003 5,337,544 9.5 %

Dec 5,320,961 6,047,126 13.6

Total 57,684,550 66,431,533 15.2%

DXB PASSENGER TRAFFIC 2012 (Passenger figures in millions)

Month 2011 2012 % change

Jan 4,254,735 4,852,139 14%

Feb 3,831,385 4,561,147 19%

Mar 4,201,708 4,848,320 15.4%

Apr 4,237,548 4,566,673 7.8%

May 3,976,633 4,388,614 10.4%

Jun 4,065,809 4,714,746 16%

Jul 4,724,109 5,006,155 6%

Aug 4,019,230 4,847,152 20%

Sep 4,236,587 4,780,394 12.8%

Oct 4,307,817 4,923,246 14.3%

Nov 4,431,673 4,875,003 10%

Dec 4,690,726 5,320,961 13.4%

Total 50,977,960 57,684,550 13.2%

DXB PASSENGER TRAFFIC 2010/2011

(Passenger figures in millions)

Month 2010 2011 % change

Jan 3.86 4.25 10%

Feb 3.64 3.83 5.2%

Mar 3.97 4.2 5.8%

Apr 3.75 4.24 13.2%

May 3.65 3.97 8.8%

Jun 3.68 4.07 10.4%

Jul 4.30 4.72 9.7%

Aug 3.98 4.01 0.8%
Sep 3.98 4.23 6.2%

Oct 4.01 4.30 7.3%

Nov 4.07 4.43 8.9%

Dec 4.26 4.69 10.2%

TOTAL 47.26 50.98 8%

DXB CARGO 2013

(Cargo in tonnes, total figures in millions of tonnes)

Month 2013 2014 % change

Jan 188,520 197,021 4.5%

Feb 182,580 188,702 3.4%

Mar 213,748 %

Apr 199,985 %

May 209,985 %

Jun 202,077 %

Jul 206,950 %

Aug 184,877 %

Sep 196,823 %

Oct 208,695 %

Nov 223,195 %

Dec 218,138 %

Total 2,435,567 385,723 3.9%

DXB CARGO 2013

(Cargo in tonnes, total figures in millions of tonnes)

Month 2012 2013 % change

Jan 173,531 188,520 8.6%

Feb 157,492 182,580 15.9%

Mar 186,417 213,748 14.7%

Apr 186,385 199,985 7.3%

May 187,638 209,985 11.9%

Jun 194,992 202,077 3.6%

Jul 204,510 206,950 1.2%

Aug 190,770 184,877 -3.1%

Sep 193,261 196,823 1.8%

Oct 202,619 208,695 3.0 %

Nov 200,060 223,195 11.6 %

Dec 201,949 218,138 8%

Total 2,279,624 2,435,567 6.8 %

DXB CARGO 2012

(Cargo in tonnes, total figures in millions of tonnes)

Month 2011 2012 % change

Jan 178,199 173,531 -2.6%

Feb 147,937 157,492 6.5%

Mar 185,921 186,417 0.3%

Apr 179,397 186,385 3.9%

May 187,905 187,638 0.1%

Jun 183,365 194,992 6.3%

Jul 192,538 204,510 6.2%

Aug 182,782 190,770 4.4%

Sep 177,128 193,261 9.1%

Oct 197,841 202,619 2.4%

Nov 191,658 200,060 4.4%

Dec 189,593 201,949 6.5%

Total 2,194,264 2,279,624 3.9 %