Ultimate Airports: The Mega Hubs - Dubai

There are very few cities that warrant mega-airports in their own right – London, New York and Beijing are natural contenders although in each case demand is so significant that air traffic is split across several facilities. Elsewhere, some gateways at the top of the world leader board for throughput have generated traffic primarily due to their geographic location...


The growth of Dubai/International is synonymous with the expansion of locally based Emirates Airline. The firm was founded in 1985 and started with two jets leased from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA): Airbus A300B4, AP-BBM (c/n 064), and Boeing 737-300, AP-BCD (c/n 23297). With Emirates often used by its owners – an investment corporation part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government – as a vehicle to promote Dubai, the carrier has built a solid reputation connecting customers through the Middle Eastern hub to destinations across the globe.

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