26-Oct-2011 10:32 AM

Dubai International Airport announces Sep-2011 traffic up 6.2%

UAE's Dubai International Airport announced the following traffic highlights in Sep-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 4,236,587, +6.2%;
  • Cargo volume: 177,128 tonnes, -5.5%;
  • Aircraft movements: 26,860, +6.8%.

Dubai's strongest markets in terms of percentage passenger growth were Russia (+33.9 per cent) driven by flydubai expansion in the region, the GCC (+31.9 per cent) as a result of growth in traffic to Saudi Arabia, Eastern Europe (+18.7 per cent) and North America (+17.6 per cent) as both demand and capacity increased on routes to Los Angeles, Houston and New York.