26-Aug-2011 9:55 AM

Dubai International Airport sets traffic record in Jul-2011

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

  • Passenger numbers: 4,700,000, +9.1%;
  • Cargo volume: 192,538, -2.7%.

The passenger traffic figure is a new monthly record for Dubai International. "Not only did we set a new record, we surpassed the previous high point by over 400,000 passengers," Dubai Airports CEO, Paul Griffiths, said.

Dubai Airports: "Combined with Dubai’s burgeoning attractiveness as a centre for business and tourism, this is sure to fuel future expansion...Dubai International is currently ranked as the fourth busiest airport worldwide for international passenger traffic. However, we are hot on the heels of Hong Kong International, and aspire to take over the number three spot by the end of the year." Paul Griffiths, CEO. Source: Dubai Airports, 25-Aug-2011.