Dubai International records passenger traffic increase
posted | Tuesday, 03 Jul 2012
Passenger numbers at Dubai International increased 10.4 per cent year-on-year, according to the monthly traffic report for May, by airport operator Dubai Airports.
Passenger traffic reached 4.4 million compared to the four million passengers in May 2011. The strong performance in the first five months of the year has increased the year-to-date traffic to 23.2 million, an increase of 13.2 per cent compared to 20.5 million passengers recorded during the corresponding period in 2011.
The GCC recorded the largest increase in total passenger numbers
in May (+105,052 passengers), followed by Africa (+61,306), Western Europe (+57,602) and the Indian Subcontinent (+55,330).
Traffic on South American routes surged 114.2 per cent. Russia and CIS benefited from flydubai’s ongoing expansion into the region with traffic increasing 43.7 per cent.
Aircraft movements for the month totalled 28,304, an increase of five per cent compared to the 26,969 movements recorded during the same period last year. The number of year-to-date aircraft movements reached 142,821 compared with 133,271 recorded during the corresponding period in 2011, an increase of 7.2 per cent.
CEO, Dubai Airports
, Paul Griffiths said: “Dubai International
has had a strong showing in terms of passenger traffic so far this year with double-digit growth recorded in four of the first five months.
“With forecasts suggesting the growth trend to continue during the second half of the year, we are well on track to achieve the projected traffic of 56.5 million by the end of 2012.”