Dubai keeps rank as world's busiest international airport

FILE - In this April 20, 2017 file photo, Emirates planes are parked at the Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airport said Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, that it remains the world's busiest for international travel and that it welcomed over 89 million passengers in 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai International Airport says it remains the world's busiest for international travel.

The airport said on Monday that it welcomed over 89 million passengers in 2018. That's compared to the hub seeing about 88.2 million passengers in 2017.

Dubai International Airport first surpassed London Heathrow as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014. It has maintained the title ever since, with some 75 airlines flying into the main airport for this skyscraper-studded city, a gateway for East-West travel. The airport is also home to the long-haul carrier Emirates.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia remains the world's busiest airport overall.

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