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Airport Traffic Roundup: Beijing Airport hits 80 million passengers in one calendar year, Dubai Airport continues to grow

by Vinay Bhaskara

Earlier this week, Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), the world’s second busiest airport by passenger enplanements, crossed 80 million passengers carried in one calendar year. According to Zhang Guanghui, general manager of Beijing Capital International Airport co., the airport is likely to cross the 90 million passengers per annum mark by 2015, allowing it to pass Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as the world’s busiest airport by passengers carried.

Meanwhile, Dubai Airport (DXB) reported a robust 10% growth in passenger traffic for November 2012. Dubai is now projected to handle more than 56 million passengers in 2012, and a whopping 66 million in 2013, which would exceed the current capacity of the airport. However, thanks to the opening of the new A380 concourse next year, passenger capacity should rise to around 75 million passengers per annum.

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