Passenger traffic at Dubai International, the world’s second busiest airport for international passengers, rose 6.1 per cent in July, according to a traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.
Passenger traffic in July reached 5,310,361, an increase of 6.1 per cent compared to 5,006,155 during the corresponding month in 2012.
Year to date traffic is up 15.3 per cent to 37,972,464 compared to 32,937,794 during the first seven months of 2012. Aircraft movements totalled 28,462 during July, an increase of 2.3 per cent from the 27,829 recorded during the same period last year.
Passengers per aircraft movement in July came in at 201.
Air freight volumes saw a modest decline of 2.5 per cent during July with volumes of 217,870 tonnes compared to 223,567 recorded during the same period last year.
Year-to-date growth remains robust with cargo volumes totalling 1,517,694 tonnes, up 8.1 per cent from the 1,404,096 tonnes shipped 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,” said Dubai Airports chief executive Paul Griffiths.