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Dubai International Airport (DXB) has its crown of the world's busiest international airport in terms of passenger numbers. In 2014, it London's Heathrow airport, which had number one for more than a decade. DXB a record 78 million travellers in 2015. This an average of one passenger flying in or out every 2.5 seconds. Heathrow handled 75 million passengers but did more daily flights than DXB. In January 2015, there over 8,000 weekly flights from DXB, by 140 airlines to over 270 destinations on six continents. Dubai's other airport, Al Maktoum International, a projected annual capacity of up to 250 million passengers.

DXB a vital part of Dubai's economy. Wikipedia says it , "approximately 90,000 people, indirectly over 400,000 jobs and contributes over $26.7 billion to the economy, which around 27 per cent of Dubai's GDP and 21 per cent of the employment in Dubai". The CEO of DXB, Paul Griffiths, in a statement: "It's another banner year for Dubai International where we records, and our customers in new ways, and retained our position as the world's number one international hub." DXB will soon another landmark when in March, the Emirates airline will the world's longest non-stop flight, connecting Dubai with Auckland.

 
 

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