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Dubai's main airport raises 2022 passenger forecast

DUBAI (Reuters) -Dubai's main airport has raised its passenger forecast for this year by 1.5 million to 64.3 million after passenger traffic nearly tripled in the third quarter from the same period last year, the CEO of the airport's operator said on Tuesday.

DXB, a major international travel hub, handled nearly 18.5 million passengers in July-September, state-owned operator Dubai Airports' Chief Executive Paul Griffiths told Reuters, up from 6.7 million a year earlier.

DXB, where maximum capacity is 118-120 million, expects 77.8 million passengers next year and about 93.3 million in 2025, Griffiths said.