|Passenger traffic rises at Dubai International Airport.|
Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose 6.1 percent in July, compared to the same month last year, with year to date traffic up 15.3 percent, according to new data.
Operator Dubai Airpoints has issued a traffic report revealing positive growth across all regions, except the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (AGCC) and Middle East; both of which experienced a downfall (8 percent and 12.6 percent, respectively) while Eastern Europe recorded the strongest passenger growth at an increase of 58.7 percent.
In regards to overall passenger numbers, Western Europe experienced significant growth, coming in as the top market with an increase of 13.4 percent, while the Indian sub-continent continued to show steady growth at 6.1 percent due to the expansion of several Indian airlines.
Air freight volumes incurred a slight increase of 1.2 percent, with year to date growth remaining strong and cargo shipping volumes rising 9.8 percent during the same period last year.
“Dubai International continues to build its reputation as a leading global hub that is characterised by relentless traffic growth, rapid expansion and an unflagging commitment to service,” Dubai Airports chief executive Paul Griffiths said.
“A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to deliver on these fronts in a complex and dynamic environment will soon be revealed when the documentary series 'Ultimate Airport Dubai', debuts on 5 September 2013 across National Geographic Channel’s global network.”