9th straight month of double-digit growth for Dubai Int
by ASC Staff on May 27, 2013
Dubai International Airport on Monday registered its ninth straight months of double-digit growth, according to latest figures issued by its operator.
Dubai Airports said the world’s second busiest airport for international passenger traffic recorded 5,418,946 passengers in April, an increase of 18.7 percent compared to 4,566,673 during the corresponding month in 2012.
April was the fifth consecutive month with more than five million passengers passing through Dubai International.
The year to date traffic increased by 16.3 percent to 21,905,363 compared to 18,828,279 recorded in the first four months of 2012.
In April, the top destination countries included India with a total of 672,557 passengers, followed by the UK (419,053) and Saudi Arabia (405,695) while Doha (207,146), London (201,587) and Jeddah (151,517) were the top destination cities.
The largest increase in total passenger numbers was recorded on the Western European routes (up 207,120 passengers), followed by the GCC (up 180,600), and the Indian subcontinent (up 160,372).