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Dubai International passenger traffic grows again

Passenger traffic up 5.2% year on year in Feb; cargo down, however.
Although passenger numbers rose, cargo traffic fell in Feb at Dubai International.
Although passenger numbers rose, cargo traffic fell in Feb at Dubai International.

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Dubai International Airport saw a 5.2% increase in year on year passenger numbers in February

A total of 3.83 million people used the airport during the month, with aircraft movements totalling 24,646, up 7.2%.

 

The largest increases in total passenger numbers in February were recorded on routes to and from AGCC (+111,978 passengers), the Indian subcontinent (+56,319 passengers), Western Europe (+30,999) and Russia & CIS (+22,286 passengers).

Passenger totals on Middle Eastern routes dropped 33,036.

 

Dubai International handled 156,259 tonnes of international air freight in February, down 9% from the 171,707 tonnes recorded during the same period in 2010.

According to a statement, February freight growth was primarily affected by a decline in traffic from Asia, particularly from China due to the Chinese New Year holidays, as well as by limited flight disruptions in the Middle East.

“Dubai International continues to achieve consistent growth even during a period of global turbulence which is affecting the travel plans of millions of people,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports. “We are pleased that Dubai is able to provide a level of consistent service during this time of uncertainty.”

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