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Dubai International Reeling in Atlanta, Beijing in Airport Ranks

  • Emirates base boosts passenger tally 11 percent to 78 million
  • Leading Gulf hub streaks past London Heathrow, Los Angeles

Dubai International Airport, previously the world’s sixth-busiest hub, narrowed the gap to the top two of Atlanta and Beijing last year after piling on 11 percent more passengers, spurred by the expansion of local carrier Emirates and its mammoth fleet of wide-body jets.

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