Dubai International Airport reported a 12.6% increase in passenger numbers in November, up to 3,520,287.
This represents the sixth consecutive month of double-digit growth for Dubai Airports.
In the year to date, passenger numbers throughout Dubai Airports stands at 37,085,392 – up by 8.5% over the first 11 months of last year.
Cargo continued to improve with the second consecutive month of double-digit increases in freight traffic with volumes increasing by 19.6% during November.
Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said, “We are bullish about our future prospects and expect to hit record levels of traffic this year with 40.6 million passengers and again next year with over 46 million passengers.”
“In the longer term, we expect to crack the 95 million passenger mark before the end of the next decade so investment in the infrastructure needed to support this growth will continue unabated.
“That includes plans for building Concourse 3, the world’s first dedicated A380 facility, and Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International.”
HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and CEO Emirates Airline & Group said: “Aviation is one of Dubai’s many success stories. Dubai is home to one of the world’s fastest growing airports and one of the fastest growing airlines in Emirates.“The continued exceptional expansion in passenger and cargo traffic sends a strong positive signal about the health of this sector and the local economy.”
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F