India has retained its position as the largest destination country for Dubai International Airport in 2013, as per a PTI report. India remains at the top with 8,401,253 passengers, a year-on-year growth of 14.3 per cent compared to 7,347,270 in 2012, the annual traffic report of Dubai Airports said. UK is placed second with 5,099,843 passengers (up 24.1 per cent) followed by Saudi Arabia at 4,825,114 (up 34.2 per cent), it stated.
The airline hub registered another banner year with annual passenger traffic reaching 66,431,533 last year and eclipsed the six million passenger mark for the first time in December. A record breaking air show that featured aircraft orders exceeding USD 200 billion.
In terms of destination cities served by Dubai International, Doha maintained the top spot with 2,516,866 passengers (up 12.9 per cent), followed by London with 2,494,555 passengers (up 24.1 per cent) and Kuwait with 1,813,603 passengers (up 13.3 per cent).