Jan 04, 2017: Dubai International has seen 7.5 percent growth in air cargo volume during November, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.
It handled 234,743 tonnes of cargo in November 2016, compared to 218,323 tonnes recorded during the same month in 2015.
The year to date freight volumes reached 2,362,332 compared to 2,287,167 tonnes handled during the corresponding period in 2015, an increase of 3.3 percent.
Passenger traffic at the airport registered an increase of 9.4 percent in November 2016.
The airport welcomed a total of 6,581,805 passengers in November compared to 6,013,911 passengers during the same month in 2015, an increase of 9.4 percent.
The year to date traffic in November totalled 75,947,899 passengers, up 7 percent compared to 70,961,598 passengers recorded during the first eleven months of the year in 2015.
India (YTD 958,763 passengers) was the top destination country in terms of total passenger numbers recorded in November, the growth spurred mainly by increase in capacity and launch of new services by Spice Jet, Jet Airways, Air India and other carriers during the year, followed by Saudi Arabia (469,483 passengers), the UK (465,385), and Pakistan (308,071).
The top regions in terms of percentage growth were Eastern Europe (26.5 percent) and Asia (17.3 percent) followed closely by the GCC (17 percent), while London (286,986), Doha (235,910), Mumbai (202,041) and Riyadh (151,791) were the top destination cities with highest growth during the month.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said, “We are very pleased with the overall growth at DXB in general and passenger traffic in particular, with average monthly traffic nearing 7 million passengers this year. Considering the seasonal rush of travellers we experienced at DXB during the holiday season in December, we are all set to achieve impressive annual growth yet again.”