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2023 Global Airport Traffic Report: Dubai International Leads after the Rise in Air Travel

The Airports Council International’s preliminary report for 2023 shows a surge in international air travel, with Dubai International remaining the busiest airport globally.

Tue, Apr 16, 2024 10:44pmGrey Clock 3 min

For the tenth year in a row, Dubai International Airport has been named the world’s busiest airport for international travel, recording about 87 million passengers last year.

This continued success is highlighted by the Airports Council International (ACI), which released its preliminary list of the top 10 busiest airports globally for 2023. The report noted a significant increase in international air travel, with Dubai Airports (DXB) maintaining its leading position.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, expressed his pleasure in the recognition of Dubai International Airport as the busiest airport for international travel for the tenth consecutive year. He highlighted that this anticipated milestone instilled great pride within the organization and emphasized that DXB is proud to maintain its leading status globally for a remarkable decade.

ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira

Griffiths reflected on the numerous achievements and records the airport has surpassed over the past ten years, including welcoming its billionth passenger, expanding its facilities, and enhancing global connectivity through partnerships with various airlines. He underscored the commitment to continuously improving every aspect of the airport experience for guests.

He attributed the success of DXB to the unwavering commitment to operational excellence, which he said has established new benchmarks and solidified DXB’s status as a key player in global aviation. This success, he noted, demonstrates the collaborative spirit of Dubai.

Griffiths also acknowledged the collective efforts of all service partners within the airport community and the broader aviation, travel, and tourism sectors. He confirmed that looking ahead, the focus would remain on maintaining DXB’s dominant position, with a determination to continue shaping the future of global aviation through innovation and collaboration, ensuring that DXB remains synonymous with excellence in every aspect of the passenger journey.

ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira

ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira provided insights into global air travel trends for 2023, driven by factors like China‘s reopening and persistent travel demand despite economic pressures. He noted that while US airports continue to dominate overall passenger numbers, significant movements were seen in international traffic rankings, with Dubai International rising to second place and Tokyo Haneda making a notable jump.

The rankings were based on data collected from over 2,600 airports in more than 180 countries, underscoring ACI World’s role as a key authority on global airport demand and the accuracy of its findings. The report also highlights the strategic importance of these airports in maintaining global connectivity, supporting commerce, and fostering economic development.

10 most popular airports for international passengers:

  • Dubai, UAE (DXB): 86,994,365 passengers
  • London, UK (LHR): 74,909,019 passengers
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS): 61,882,546 passengers
  • France (CDG): 61,412,198 passengers
  • Singapore, Singapore (SIN): 58,411,000 passengers
  • Istanbul, Turkey (IST): 58,232,674 passengers
  • Incheon, Korea (ICN): 55,763,768 passengers
  • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA): 54,089,293 passengers
  • Doha, Qatar (DOH): 45,913,805 passengers
  • Madrid, Spain (MAD): 43,799,968 passengers


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Designing Dreams: David Charette’s fascinating Spaces for Children’s Adventures

David Charette has teamed up with CIRCU Magical Furniture to design spaces that capture the essence of childhood wonder.

Tue, May 21, 2024 4 min

This collaboration between David Charette, founder and principal of Britto Charette, and CIRCU Magical Furniture aims to stimulate the imaginations of children, encouraging them to invent their own tales of adventure. Drawing on his extensive travels, Charette believes that journeying through different cultures can spark creativity in young minds.

His latest venture uses a mix of luxury elements and magical themes, incorporating products from CIRCU, Covet House, and other vendors to create unique, enchanting children’s rooms. These spaces are designed to reflect the excitement and mystery of exploring new worlds.

The Sleeping are:

David Charette has transformed a Montreal residence into a magical sleeping area where time seems to pause, and adventures await. Known for its long, cold winters and short days, Montreal served as the perfect backdrop for Charette’s vision of a space that remains warm and bright throughout the year.

Central to the design is the concept of “light and bright,” brought to life using de Gournay‘s hand-painted wall coverings in fresh mint, decorated with flying butterflies. These elements beautifully complement the original shapes of the KOKET Nymph Wall Lamp and the organic curves of the CIRCU Tristen Bed.

Charette’s attachment to the Tristen Bed stems not only from its youthful appeal but also from its ergonomic design, which makes it easy for children to climb in and out of, enhancing both its functionality and charm.

The Bed:

Charette paired the modern lines of the bed with the unique design of the Boca do Lobo Wave Nightstand and the funky style of Delightfull’s Billy Table Lamp. By blending these contemporary pieces with the classic elements in the decor of this luxury kids’ room, Charette has crafted a unique space that breathes a natural breeze of inspiration into any child’s environment.

This combination not only adds aesthetic appeal but also stimulates the imagination, making the room a perfect sanctuary for creativity and dreams.

The seating area:

The room also includes a cozy seating area perfect for young readers. Centred around the CIRCU Dainty Armchair, this space is tailored for kids, with the chair’s delicate structure and elegant design enhancing the room’s charm. Its pink velvet upholstery adds a vibrant pop of color, enriching the room’s palette. To distinctly separate this reading corner from the rest of the sleeping area, Charette chose the Boca Do Lobo Gold Folding Screen from Covet House, which not only adds an element of privacy but also contributes a touch of sophistication to the space.

The Play and Study area:

David Charette aimed to create a space with an “Out of Africa” vibe to spark a child’s imagination and inspire a passion for lifelong adventures and travels. Drawing from fond memories of camping during his own childhood, Charette incorporated a Teepee Tent into the room’s design, allowing children to feel as they are camping in a forest right within their own bedroom.

This nature-inspired theme is beautifully complemented by the Fornasetti wall coverings from Cole & Son and the Filigree Cricket Wall Lamp, which are insect-shaped sconces by Boca do Lobo.

Adding to the ambiance, Charette notes, “The clouds on the ceiling further the idea of camping (in this case “glamping”) and dreaming, and the Circu Cloud Suspension lamps add to the dreamy camping vibe.”

To maintain this adventurous theme, Charette selected the CIRCU NODO Suspension Chair. It not only brings a hint of outdoor fun indoors with an elegant flair but also offers a comfy spot for kids to unwind and lose themselves in their favorite stories.

In his design, David Charette, of Britto Charette, focused on enhancing the sense of freedom and sparking children’s imaginations in their own space. He chose one of his favorite pieces from CIRCU, the Sky Desk, for its playful design and inspirational form. Shaped like an airplane, this desk not only becomes the central feature of playtime but also transforms homework into an exciting adventure. The unique design aims to captivate and motivate young minds, turning everyday tasks into a flight of imagination.

David Charette designed this luxury children’s room with the hope that it would inspire children to dream, play, and develop a deep respect for nature as they embark on their own adventures.

He crafted the room to be “transitional,” capable of evolving with a child from toddler years into adolescence. This design approach not only aims to create a lasting, imaginative space for children but also to show parents the value of investing in unique, high-quality pieces like those from Circu. These carefully chosen items stand out from mass-produced children’s designs, offering both aesthetic appeal and long-term utility.


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