Dubai International is the world’s fastest growing airport on Facebook

May 18, Dubai UAE – Dubai International is now the fastest growing airport on Facebook, according to report* by Skift, a New York based travel intelligence company, that compared follower growth of most liked airport pages over a two month period since March 2014.

While Dubai International’s Facebook page www.Facebook.com/DubaiAirports is the fifth most liked page among airports with more than 196,792 Likes, it is has been receiving Likes 50 per cent faster than the most liked airport page on the social media channel during the period in question. Dubai International’s average change in ‘Likes’ per day total 754 compared to 461 for Los Angeles International and 403 for Singapore Changi Airport. According to the report the Dubai Airport’s Earth Hour campaign in the month of March propelled the page likes past Los Angeles’ user generated photo contest for #LAXPhotoWeek and Singapore Changi Airport’s #SocialMediaMonth campaign.

Anita Mehra, Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications at Dubai Airports said, “We are thrilled with the news and feel very encouraged to continue to look at ways to enhance the level of engagement with our customers as well as the community around us. We would like to thank all our friends on Facebook and other social media channels, whose loyalty and support has elevated us to become one of the world’s most liked and followed airports.”

Dubai Airports’ current tally of Likes has surpassed 201,000 while its Twitter handle (@DubaiAirports) is followed by more than 63,000 users.