Dubai International sees nearly seven million passengers in February

Dubai International sees nearly seven million passengers in February

Dubai International welcomed nearly seven million passengers in February, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

The monthly traffic in February totalled 6,928,547 compared to 6,948,157 passengers recorded during the same month in 2017, down marginally by 0.3 per cent.

The year to date traffic reached 14,888,693 passengers, down 0.6 per cent compared to 14,985,165 recorded during the first two months of 2017.

In terms of percentage growth Eastern Europe was the fastest expanding market with traffic growing 17.6 per cent, followed South America (13.3 per cent) and CIS (12.1 per cent).

India remained the top destination country by passenger volume with a total of 962,425 passengers during the month.

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The UK was placed second with 505,255 passengers, followed by Saudi Arabia with 490,058 and Pakistan with 336,875 passengers.

London topped the list of destination cities with 305,768 passengers, followed by Mumbai (207,038 passengers), and Bangkok (201,077).

Flight movements at DXB totalled 31,456 in February down 3.2 per cent compared to 32,486 during the same period in 2017.

Year-to-date flight movements totalled 66,762 compared to 69,078 recorded during the first two months last year, down 3.4 per cent.

The average number of passengers per movement during February reached 228 compared to 223 during the corresponding month in 2017, an increase of 2.2 per cent.