Dubai International has won the Airport of the Year category in the Aviation Business Awards 2019.
The hub is home to more than 70 international airlines, including home-based flagships Emirates and flydubai, together connecting Dubai to 212 cities in 95 countries around the world.
Dubai Airports successfully carried out a major refurbishment of DXB's southern runway from in 2019, due to which the airport's capacity was reduced.
Despite the reduction in capacity over 45 days the airport continues to be one of the world's busiest by traffic volume.
After adding China Eastern flights from Qingdao and Aeroflot from Moscow in the second half of 2018, DXB welcomed Air India flights from Kolkata and Indore and GoAir from Kannur in 2019.
DXB is preparing to welcome daily flights from Mumbai by a new Indian airline. DXB ended 2018 by welcoming the billionth international passenger, barely 58 years after it came into existence as a small refuelling stop with nothing more than a small terminal and a stretch of compacted sand for a runway.
In February of this year, Dubai Airports launched DXB as a brand, vowing to transform the customer experience and take the 90 million annual customers in a new and exciting direction by creating a destination within a destination.
DXB also reduced waiting times by 30% in Q1 of 2019.
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