Dubai Airports’ Statement

To be attributed to a Dubai Airports spokesperson:

Dubai Airports can confirm:
  • Based on the directives received from the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)
    • All flights to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the exception of Tehran, have been suspended until further notice. All passengers arriving on direct flights from Tehran will receive thermal screening at the airport by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and its Airport Medical Centre team. Customers affected by the suspension are urged to contact their airlines directly for details on rebooking.
  • The Kingdom of Bahrain has suspended all scheduled passenger flights to and from Dubai until further notice. Affected passengers are advised to check with their respective airlines for more details.

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AOCC opening

DXB welcomes Indigo's direct daily from Kolkata

DXB customers travelling between Dubai and Kolkata – India’s cultural capital and the political capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, now have more choice following the launch of daily direct services by Indian low-cost carrier Indigo. Indigo launched the new service on Airbus 320 arriving at DXB's Terminal 1 on Sunday (February 16) noon. India is DXB's single largest destination country in terms of contribution to traffic with nearly 12 million passengers in 2019. A total of 8 airlines operate 554 flights every week from DXB to 21 destinations across India.

Record DWC passenger numbers exceed 1.6 million in 2019

DUBAI, UAE: February 11, 2020: Dubai World Central (DWC) registered a surge in customer numbers in 2019 with annual traffic exceeding 1.6 million (+81.5%) during 2019. The sharp increase in customer numbers was primarily the result of the relocation of operations by a number of international carriers during the 45-day closure of Dubai International’s (DXB) southern runway for rehabilitation in April-May 2019. 

Year on year traffic also increased in the final quarter of the year compared with 2018 as DWC welcomed 363,626 customers in Q4 (+38.2%), mainly due to seasonal operations by chartered airlines. 

Top destinations in 2019
Regions contributing to traffic growth at DWC during 2019 were CIS (583,763), followed by South Asia (380,000), and the GCC (281,244).  Russia was the top country destination with 549,806 customers followed by Saudi Arabia (201,138) and India (193,900). The top cities served by the DWC network included Moscow (253,092), Budapest (60,098) and Jeddah (55,873)

There were 8,871 flights during Q4 bringing the annual total to 36,949 movements (+23.3%). 

With a total of 234,741 tonnes of freight in recorded in Q4, DWC’s annual cargo volume reached 911,571 tonnes (-7.7%).

DWC is currently served by six passenger airlines which operate an average of 30 weekly flights to 45 international destinations around the world. DWC is also home to 17 cargo operators that operate to as many as 45 cities globally.