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Middle East traffic growth slowing, order book growing

31-Jul-2008

The Middle East’s busiest hub, Dubai International Airport (DIA), has reported a slowdown in growth in the second quarter of 2008. Dubai achieved passenger traffic growth of 13.8% year-on year in 1H08, handling 18.46 million passengers in the period. [1437 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Probably a slight pause for breath
  • Boeing upgrades Middle East outlook
  • Order spree backs Boeing upgrade
  • Little growth in underlying traffic expectations
  • Conclusion: The answer is bums on seats (and dollars in wallets)

Graphs and data:

  • IATA international passenger traffic (RPK): Middle East vs Industry: Jun-07 to May-08
  • IATA international passenger capacity (ASK): Middle East vs Industry: Jun-07 to May-08
  • IATA international passenger load factor: Middle East vs Industry: Jun-07 to May-08
  • IATA international cargo volume (FTK): Middle East vs Industry: Jun-07 to May-08
  • Evolution of Boeing's Middle East 20-year sales forecasts
  • Evolution of Boeing's 20-year forecasts: Expected deliveries by region as % of total
  • Farnborough Airshow Middle East orders and commitments
  • Evolution of Boeing's Middle East 20-year traffic growth forecasts
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