DUBAI: Dubai Airports and Chinese airlines that operate into Dubai International (DXB) celebrated Chinese New Year with passengers in fine style yesterday, by serving cake and showcasing Chinese culture with a traditional Dragon Dance in DXB’s Concourse D.
“With 90 airlines serving over 240 destinations, Dubai International truly connects the world. Our goal is to engage and delight our customers with culture and entertainment that reflects and celebrates that diversity,” said Helen Mellor-Mitchell, Vice President, Media & Brand Engagement.
China is a fast growing and important market for Dubai Airports with 2.86 million passengers. Six airlines (Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Emirates) serve ten destinations (Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Shanghai, Urumqi, Wuhan, Yinchuan) with 14 daily flights. In 2016 four new services were launched from DXB including Air China’s service to Chongqing, China Southern Airlines’ flight to Wuhan, Emirates’ flight to Yinchuan and Sichuan Airlines’ service to Chengdu.
Strong trade and commerce ties, along with Dubai’s attractiveness as a tourism destination are anticipated to contribute to continued robust growth between the two markets.