DUBAI: Dubai International remained the world’s busiest airport for international travel last year with a 10.7 percent rise in passenger numbers, its operator said on Monday.
More than 78 million passengers passed through Dubai in 2015, led by an increase in travelers from India, Britain and Saudi Arabia, the state-owned airport said in a statement.
Almost 10.4 million Indians arrived in Dubai last year, a 17 percent rise from 2014. Britons arriving increased six percent to 5.7 million travelers, and the number of Saudi arrivals rose 12 percent to 5.5 million.
Dubai last year announced it had overtaken Britain’s Heathrow as the world’s busiest airport for international passengers, and saw 70.4 million international travelers pass through in 2014.
Around 100 airlines fly to more than 240 destinations from the international hub, which is also home to carrier Emirates.