Dubai Airport resumes after 18 months of pause

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The World's Busiest International Airport, Dubai Airport, is set to resume its operations after 18 months of a pause due to the coronavirus Pandemic.

The airport, now, hopes to reclaim some of its pre-pandemic glory. 

The Airport's traffic dropped by 70% in the year 2020, however, the global disruptions of travel helped it still be the world's busiest airport.

The move is important as it looks for shots of recovery after the global aviation industry has been shattered due to the pandemic.

"Dubai's aviation sector has been at the forefront of a global campaign to restore vital international air services with the opening of quarantine-free travel corridors between the UAE and multiple countries around the world," Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, said in a press release.

"This move signals our confidence that the outlook for the rest of the year and beyond is one of optimism, as well as being a clear indication of Dubai's intent to lead the aviation industry in its efforts to enable social and economic recovery of the world."

DXB's Terminal One is home to all international airlines that operate out of the airport, except for Dubai's Emirates, flydubai, and Australia's Qantas Airways, all of which operate out of Terminal Three.

The reopening of these key facilities will enable the gradual return of more than 40 international carriers, of which some are currently operating reduced services from other terminals, the statement added.

Publish : 2021-06-27 16:45:00

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