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DWC freight traffic jumps 462.5% year on year

Incredible surge follows relocation of all-cargo flights from DXB.
A Maximus freighter at Dubai World Central.
A Maximus freighter at Dubai World Central.

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Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) saw Q3 cargo traffic increase 462.5% year on year.

The airport handled 243,284 tonnes of freight in the third quarter, according to Dubai Airports, compared with 43,252 tonnes recorded during the corresponding period in 2013.

“The permanent relocation of pure cargo operators to DWC as well as the influx of cargo charter flights will continue to drive the growth in freight volumes at DWC and we are working to expand our facilities to accommodate the anticipated growth,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

The increase follows the relocation of all pure cargo flights, including those of Emirates SkyCargo, from Dubai International (DXB) to Al Maktoum International (DWC) this year.

Cargo throughput for the first nine months of the year reached 519,851 tonnes, up 255.6% over the same period in 2013.

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