Its no doubt that last year’s Corona Virus pandemic had a lot of negative effects on various sectors of almost every country around the world.
This is the same reason why the Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates experienced a drop in their passenger traffic in 2020.
According to the report, the decrease in passenger traffic was about 70% and as a result of the travel restrictions and closure of various businesses which was a result of the Corona Virus outbreak.
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However, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) had also reported that they have been a sink in global passenger traffic by 66% due to the fact that the Corona Virus outbreak made every country impose a travel restriction.
Before the travel restriction, the Dubai International Airport was known to be one of the busiest airports with international passengers and is also ranked the seventh busiest cargo airport in the world and ranked the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, with the highest average number of passengers per flight.
About 4.3 million Indians travel through the Dubai International Airport in 2020 making Indians the largest number of passengers to use the Airport in 2020.
After the Indians being the highest number of passengers to use the Dubai International Airport in 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) came next with about 1.89 million passengers using the airport.
Thirdly was Pakistan’s with about 1.86 million passengers in 2020.
Paul Griffiths who is the CEO of the Dubai International Airport made a statement concerning the issue of the decreasing number of passenger traffic.
In his statements, he said,
- In the past year, we have witnessed the most difficult circumstances the travel industry has ever faced.
- “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt not only in our sector but across the entire world.”
According to the report from CGTN, The number of travelers that passed through the major transit hub fell from more than 86 million in 2019 to 25.9 million in 2020,”
The Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates has experienced a drop in passenger traffic in 2020 by about 70%.
Indians was the highest number of passengers that used the Dubai International Airport in Dubai with about 4.3 million passengers, next to the United Kingdom with about 1.89 million passengers thirdly to Pakistan’s with about 1.86 million passengers.
Before the dip in the Dubai International Airport experienced in 2020 which was about 70%, it was known to be one of the busiest International Airports with international passengers.