Dubai International again world's busiest airport
This is a 7.2 percent increase in traveller numbers to 83.6 million Dubai Airports said "near record numbers" in December had pushed annual traffic at the Gulf hub to 83,654,250 passengers, compared with 78,014,838 in 2015.
The airport, which serves as the home of Emirates airline, became the world's busiest in terms of international passenger traffic in 2014.
"With our new forecast for 89 million passengers in 2017, DXB is closing the gap on Atlanta and Beijing for the top spot in overall traffic," Dubai Airports chief executive Paul Griffiths in a statement. ■