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

DXB is a part of Dubai's economy. Wikipedia says it employs, " 90,000 people, supports over 400,000 jobs and contributes over $26.7 billion to the economy, which represents around 27 per cent of Dubai's GDP and 21 per cent of the in Dubai". The CEO of DXB, Paul Griffiths, said in a : "It's another year for Dubai International where we broke records, engaged and entertained our customers in new , and retained our position as the world's number one international ." DXB will soon see another when in March, the airline Emirates launches the world's longest non- flight, connecting Dubai with Auckland.

 
 

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