Dubai Airport Gears Up for Busiest Winter, Adds 9 New Destinations

Dubai International (DXB) is gearing up for its “busiest winter ever,” as it welcomes seven international airlines introducing new flights to nine destinations. The airport now boasts 4,400 one-way flights per week, marking a substantial 20% increase compared to the previous winter season.

Among the notable additions to DXB’s flight roster since October are Aegean Airlines connecting to Athens, Air Canada expanding to Vancouver, and Virgin Atlantic Airways introducing flights to London. Other airlines contributing to this surge include Batik Air to Kuala Lumpur, Eurowings to Berlin and Stuttgart, Transavia to Lyon and Marseille, and TUS Airways to Larnaca.

Rob Whitehouse, Vice President for Research at Dubai Airports, emphasizes the significance of these new services and increased frequencies, affirming DXB’s commitment to growing as a major aviation hub and positioning itself as a dynamic player in the global landscape.

As the winter season approaches, with a heightened influx of travelers during Christmas and New Year, DXB offers practical tips for passengers. This includes using smart gates for swift passport control, arriving at the airport three to four hours before flights, utilizing online and self-service options, and preparing for security checks in advance. Additionally, passengers are encouraged to use Dubai Metro to navigate through potential traffic congestion and to bid farewells at home, as only passengers are typically allowed inside terminals during peak periods.