Dubai airports along with partner dnata catered for the busiest day of the year on 19 December 2014.
The airport welcomed more than 133,000 passengers, 150,000 bags and over 540 flights from around the world.
dnata deployed more than 4,400 staff working between the two hubs, and over 7,000 vehicles airside, including baggage conveyor belts, passenger steps, pushback tractors, and baggage tractors.
“Our teams have never dealt with so many passengers and bags on a single day and they handled the pressure really well,” said Nick Moore, dnata’s senior vice president, airline services. “I’m happy that they delivered a strong safe on-time performance and smooth passenger experience at both airports.”
In Dubai alone, dnata assisted 131,414 passengers and 149,449 bags. This represents more than a 14% increase in number of passengers using the airport during the same time last year. There were more than 1,000 aircraft movements managed in Dubai. The most travelled sector from Dubai was Doha with over 4,000 passengers and 4,400 bags.