According to Eurostat, in 2017 1,043 billion passengers travelled by air in the European Union (EU), up by seven percent compared with 2016 and by 39 percent compared with 2009.
Air Traffic Control is the cornerstone of the aviation sector and Dubai has implemented the most advanced procedure, keeping the safety of passengers and their timely travel as their ultimate priority and goal.
In February, Dubai International welcomed nearly seven million passengers, according to the monthly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports.
International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that in May, global revenue passenger kilometres rose 7.7 percent over the same month in 2016, which although slower than the 10.9 percent increase observed in April, it is ahead of the five- and 10-year average growth rates.
Ethiopian Airlines is revising its air traffic schedule to Scandinavia and will begin flying non-stop from Addis Ababa to Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
According to the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific, passenger traffic across the Middle East delivered strong growth in December 2016, up 9.4 percent year-on-year.