Dubai Int'l posts 6.7% freight volume growth in March

Volumes reached 228,154 tonnes for Dubai aviation hub, says operator.
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Cargo volumes continue to benefit from improved growth in the world’s developed economies as well as from expanding trade with emerging countries.

According to the latest traffic statistics issued by operator Dubai Airports, freight volumes at Dubai International reached 228,154 tonnes in March, rising 6.7 pecent from the 213,748 tonnes in the same month in 2013. In the first quarter of this year, freight volumes climbed 5 percent to 613,876, up from 584,847 tonnes in the same period last year.

“The growth in passenger and freight traffic supports our continued investment in expanding and improving our facilities at Dubai International,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

“A key element of this programme is the upgrading and refurbishment of both Dubai International’s runways over 80 days beginning May 1."

This project involves the resurfacing of the entire 4,000-metre long northern runway, which is nearing the end of its design life, as well as the upgrading of runway lighting and construction of additional taxiways and rapid exits on the southern runway.

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