“The shared goal is to make Dubai a global center of aviation and we are nearing that goal thanks to an open skies policy,” Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, boasted in a statement. The airport expects 79 million passengers in 2015, and could even reach 90 million, with the opening of a new concourse.
As for the US, Chicago O’Hare International Airport recently took the title of the nation’s busiest airport from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport; flight operations totaled 881,933 at O’Hare last year, compared to 868,359 at Hartsfield-Jackson.
The coffee at O'Hare's waaay better, too, FWIW.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.