Heathrow airport overtaken by Dubai as world’s busiest airport in the year 2014
Total of 68.9 million passengers passed through Dubai International, compared with 67.8 million at Heathrow
Heathrow has lost its crown as the busiest airport in the world for international passenger traffic. The oil-rich Gulf city of Dubai has knocked London off the top spot, figures from the Airports Council International show.
The rise in passenger numbers at Dubai this year came despite only a single runway being usable for 80 days because of a refurbishment scheme, which caused a temporary decline in flights