Dubai International Airport is an international airport serving Dubai. It is a major airline hub in the Middle East, and is the main airport of Dubai. It is situated in the Al Garhoud district, 4 km northeast of Dubai.
The airport is operated by the Department of Civil Aviation and is the home base of Dubai's international airlines, Emirates, FlyDubai and Emirates SkyCargo; the Emirates hub is the largest airline hub in the Middle East; Emirates handles 64% of all passenger traffic, and accounts for 50% of all aircraft movements at the airport.
Dubai Airport is also the base for low-cost carrier, Flydubai which handles 10.7% of passenger traffic at DXB. The airport became a secondary hub for Qantas in April 2013 after a major partnership was formed with Emirates.
Qantas will use Dubai as the main stopover point for flights travelling to Europe. As of September 2012, there are over 6,000 weekly flights operated by 130 airlines to over 220 destinations across every continent except Antarctica.