DXB swoops ahead of eight million passenger mark in July

Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) recently witnessed its second busiest month in history, having surpassed the eight million passenger mark in July.

According to a monthly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports, the hub saw traffic exceed eight million passengers on three other counts; in January (8.03 million), July (8.06 million) and August (8.23 million), 2017.

Passenger numbers in July totalled 8,207,987, up 1.8 per cent compared to 8,065,789 recorded in July 2017. Year to date passenger traffic reached 51,947,092, a 1.6 per cent rise compared to 51,120,057 recorded during the first seven months in 2017.

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In terms of growth rate, Eastern Europe was the fastest growing region in July, with traffic surging by 24.4 per cent – heavily driven by flydubai’s route development plan – followed by CIS (+18.34 per cent), with major contributions from the Russian market and destinations such as Bishkek, Baku and Almaty among others; and Africa (+9.7 per cent).

India retained its position as the top destination country with 1,032,302 passengers, followed by Saudi Arabia (583,975 passengers) and the UK (581,557 passengers). London, with 358,201 passengers, topped the list of the most popular destinations served from DXB by traffic volume in July, followed by Kuwait (221,696), Mumbai (209,205) and Riyadh (200,411).