Dubai to be world’s busiest airport by 2015 – Creating 1000s of jobs

New research for the Airport Show – which opens its doors to visitors today at Dubai’s International Conference Centre – reports that the fast-growing aviation industry will transform the GCC into a world travel hub with Dubai set to become the world’s busiest airport by 2015.

GCC airports are expected to handle as many as 250 million passengers by 2020, with the Middle East estimated to have the third fastest passenger growth rate of 6.6% by 2016.

In terms of employment, the aviation industry is projected to create an additional 294,000 jobs in the GCC over the next 15 years.

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Kazim Ladimeji is the Director of—a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers. It includes a blog with career and small business advice articles. Kazim is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and has been a practising HR professional for 14 years.

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