Dubai International Airport, the hub of Emirates airline, recorded a 70 per cent drop in passenger traffic last year as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the air travel industry, but it remains upbeat about a rebound.
The number of passengers who passed through the airport fell to 25.9 million last year, Dubai Airports said on Monday.
The airport handled 17.8 million passengers in the first quarter before the pandemic began to affect the global travel industry. Operations dropped significantly during the second quarter as the UAE issued directives to suspend most commercial flights in April.
Dubai, the Middle East’s tourism and trade hub,…