Dubai International Airport has been named the world’s leading hub for Airbus A380 operations in 2014, according to Dubai Airports’ 2014 Yearbook.
Dubai International had a total of 15,098 A380 flights to 39 destinations around the world during 2014, sharply up from the 10,608 A380 scheduled flights to 26 destinations recorded in the previous year. The figures are based on published airline industry flight schedule data.
The growth in A380 movements was driven by the expansion of the Emirates A380 fleet, with more than 50 A380 aircraft currently in operation. A380 flights were operated by both Emirates Airlines, the world’s biggest operator of the double-decker aircraft, and Qantas.
The next busiest A380 airport was London Heathrow with 5,434 A380 flights to 11 cities, followed by Singapore’s Changi airport with 5,398 A380 flights to 18 destinations.
The Dubai Airports 2014 Yearbook, which was published online, also provided an in-depth update of the organisation’s expansion plans at both Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central and lifts the lid on new services and products aimed at improving our passengers’ airport experience in 2015.