Dubai Airport reports pax traffic bounces back a year on from ash cloud; cargo struggles
Dubai International Airport reported a 13.2% increase in passenger numbers in Apr-2011 to 4.23 million. The strong growth reflects the weaker base for comparison last year from the Icelandic volcano ash cloud, which shut European airspace for several days.
Year-to-date passenger traffic is up 8.5% to 16.5 million. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said: "We have surpassed the 4 million passenger mark three out of the first four months of the year and that trend is set to continue; our busiest summer ever is just around the corner."
Dubai International Airport monthly passenger numbers: 2009 to 2011