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Traffic continues to increase in Dubai International Airport

July 12, 2016

Dubai International

The number of passengers at Dubai International continued to increase with the airport welcoming 6.7 million customers, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

The number of passengers at Dubai International continued to increase with the airport welcoming 6.7 million customers, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

In May 2016, the number of passengers at Dubai Airport rose 7.2% to 6 721 995 compared to 6 267 640 in May 2015.

During the first five months of 2016, Dubai Airport welcomed 34,648,953 passengers, representing an annual growth of 7% compared to 32,384,620 passengers during the same period last year.

Eastern Europe was the fastest growing region in May (16.6% growth), followed closely by the Gulf Cooperation Council region with the annual growth of 16.3% – propelled mainly by a surge in contribution from destinations like Jeddah, Riyadh and Doha, while Asia grew 10%.

In terms of total passenger numbers, India topped all countries with a total of 989,680 passengers, followed by Saudi Arabia (549,091), the UK (435,251), and Pakistan (327,178) while the top cities for passenger traffic were London (280,945), Doha (243,845) and Mumbai (214,061).

Year-to-date number of flights reached 175,071 in compared with 167,654 aircraft movements recorded during the same period last year, an increase of 4.4%.

Source: Breaking Travel News

 

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