- Passenger numbers: 4.7 million, +10.2%;
- Cargo volume: 189,593, +0.8%;
- Aircraft movements: 29,519, +7.7%.
- Passenger numbers: 51.0 million, +8.0%;
- Cargo volume: 2.2 million, -1.5%;
- Aircraft movements: 326,318,+6.2%.
The strongest markets served in terms of total passenger numbers include India, UK, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar, Germany and the US. The most significant percentage traffic growth during the year was seen on routes linking Dubai to Eastern Europe (+81%), Russia & CIS (+30.5%), AGGC (+26.5%) and North America (+16.1%). [more - original PR]
Dubai Airports: “Recording 51 million passengers in our 51st year of operations may be somewhat coincidental but it speaks volumes of the momentum building at one of the world’s fastest growing international hubs. In a year that was characterised by economic uncertainty, political instability and high oil prices passenger growth continued unabated driven by new routes and additional frequencies as airlines capitalised on Dubai’s attractiveness as a business and tourism destination and efficiency as a transfer hub. That trend will continue in 2012 with our two largest airlines – Emirates and flydubai – are set to receive additional aircraft throughout the year,” CEO, Paul Griffiths. Source: Company reports, 24-Jan-2012.