Cargo volume declines by 4.9 percent y/y for Dubai International in May

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July 13, 2018: Dubai International (DXB) has seen cargo throughput decline by 4.9 percent year-on-year during May. 

A total of 221,363 tonnes of cargo has been handled at the airport, compared to 232,884 tonnes during the same month last year, reports Dubai Airports

Year to date cargo at the end of May totalled 1,053,549 compared to 1,087,243 tonnes, down 3.1 percent.

Over the first five months of 2018, the hub has welcomed a total of 36,943,613 passengers during the first five months of 2018 compared to 36,969,594 passengers recorded during the same period last year, a marginal contraction of 0.1 percent, largely due to the impact of Ramadan which fell in May this year.

In May, passenger numbers totalled 6,589,264 compared to 6,850,052 recorded during the same month last year, a contraction of 3.8 percent due to lower volumes traditionally experienced during Ramadan. Average monthly traffic volumes have however remained high in 2018 at 7.4 million passengers.

Eastern Europe was the fastest growing region in May with 19.4 percent growth, thanks to robust growth on routes to Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania and the launch of flydubai’s new services to Krakow in Poland. CIS was the second fastest region (11.3 percent), followed by Africa (9.9 percent) – where Nigeria and Egypt recorded strong growth during the month. 

Passenger traffic for the past 12 months totalled 88,216,118, up 2.6 percent compared to 85,974,096 recorded during the corresponding period in 2016-17.

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