Dubai airport passenger traffic climbs 7.7%

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Dubai International has started the new year with another record monthly traffic by receiving more than 6.8 million passengers in January.

Dubai airport passenger traffic climbs 7.7%

Dubai airport passenger traffic climbs 7.7%

Information stated that Dubai Airports today, passenger traffic increased 7.7% to 6,895,668 in January 2015, up from 6,400,706 in the similar period in 2014.

This follows Dubai International’s performance in 2014 during which the airport welcomed 70.4 million passengers to claim the title of the world’s number one airport for international passenger traffic.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports stated that considering that Dubai International is expected to welcome over 79 million passengers in 2015, there is no better way to start a year than with a record month,” said.

Most markets were boosted in January by holiday traffic as well as guests to the yearly Dubai Shopping Festival.

Aircraft movements came to 34,643 in January 2015, up 6.2% compared to the 32,625 movements recorded in January 2014.

Cargo volumes at Dubai International stayed the downward trend in January, contracting 5.5% to 186,230 tonnes, from 197,021 listed in January 2014. The reduction is the outcome of a total of shift of cargo operations to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central since May 2014.

The opening of Concourse D later this year will enlarge the yearly capacity to 90 million passengers and endure they can persist to accommodate the rising number of passengers who select to fly through DXB. It is also a robust endorsement for their $7.8 billion SP2020 development plan which will facilitate to remain one step ahead of our expected growth by increasing our capacity both on the ground as well as in the air, according to the CEO of Dubai Airports.

Mohamed Dekkak