LONDON, February 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-As plans for a new terminal at Dubai International Airport come to fruition, the airport releases figures showing record passenger numbers for 2011-
Online travel company dealchecker.co.uk predict that Dubai will be a top destination in 2012, as increasing numbers of Brits head abroad on holidays to Dubai. Plans for the expansion of Dubai International Airport and a $7.8 billion investment by Dubai Airports will see the capacity of the airport grow from 60 million passengers per year to 90 million passengers by 2018.
Figures released by Dubai Airports show that 51 million passengers travelled to and from the airport in 2011, an eight per cent increase on the previous year. Statistics for December were particularly impressive as passenger numbers reached 4.69 million, an increase of 10.2 per cent compared to the same month in 2010. dealchecker.co.uk say that these numbers will continue to increase when the new terminal Concourse 3 is completed at the end of 2012 - the world's largest dedicated Airbus A380 facility.
Mark Attwell, MD of dealchecker.co.uk, comments: "As Dubai International Airport expands we will see a large number of Brits looking to get away to this stunning city. Dubai is already a popular destination with people looking for a luxurious holiday in the sun."
"We fully expect breaks to Dubai to be as popular as Egypt holidays by the end of 2012. The city offers amazing shopping, great dining and beachside activities. With infrastructural expansion and growing visitor numbers, Dubai is growing fast as a holiday destination and as a regional hub with flight connections to a wide range of worldwide cities."
dealchecker.co.uk was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight, accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service.
dealchecker.co.uk travel partners are industry leaders offering the most competitive market travel deals. The site displays all relevant partners for each travel selection, enabling customers to make the most informed choice for their travel arrangements.
dealchecker.co.uk is not a tour operator or travel agent, it does not sell any travel products. When a travel selection is made, the final transaction is completed in real-time, direct with the operator or agent that the customer has chosen.
http://www.dealchecker.co.uk has developed a crisp user-friendly site to meet the demands of the modern traveller. Alongside the price comparison search and Real Deals the website provides a price tracker, travel tips, destination content and weather trends.