Nearly 1.8 million passengers are expected to transit Dubai International Airport between November 25 and December 5
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih visits Dubai International Airport during the opening of Hall A of Airport Terminal 3. – Courtesy: Twitter
Dubai International Airport handled 2.7 million pieces of baggage on 11,382 flights in October; an hourly average of 4,000 bags and 2,800 passengers, said Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and general manager of Dubai Customs.
Musabih made the comments when Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 Hall A opened, in order to be ready to handle the increased traffic.
Nearly 1.8 million passengers are expected to pass through DXB International Airport between November 25 and December 5, with a daily average of 164,000 passengers.
The opening of the new hall is a crucial step in maintaining the full operational capacity of the busiest airport.
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Musabih visited Terminals 1 and 3 and the operations room. Accompanied by Ibrahim Kamali, director of the passenger operations department, he met the heads of sections and departments of the airport.
âDubai handled 2.7 million pieces of baggage on 11,382 flights last October; an hourly average of 4,000 bags and 2,800 passengers. This number will increase during the holidays, which means that we are dealing with massive numbers that require continuous improvement of intelligent systems and inspection techniques to ensure a pleasant travel experience for all passengers. At the same time, we are securing our borders against any attempt at illegitimate smuggling, âsaid Musabih.
Kamali said, âThe passenger operations department plays a vital role in facilitating passenger traffic, especially during this time when we are seeing a massive influx of visitors. have additional provisions to deal with the increase in the number of passengers, including the increase in the number of inspectors. In addition, we have 800 inspectors in the department. Our disruptive app, iDeclare, allows passengers to declare their belongings before they arrive at the airport. This reduces the time for declaring goods and cuts customs procedures to just four minutes. Another initiative is the smart I Box, which reduces the processing time of precious objects to just one minute thanks to the QR Code.