Dubai airport passenger traffic falls for second consecutive month

The world’s busiest airport for international travellers handled 6.6 million passengers in May



The number of passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport fell by 3.8 per cent in May, its second consecutive monthly decline in passenger traffic.

The world’s busiest airport for international travellers handled 6.6 million passengers, down from 6.9 million in the same month a year earlier, its operator said on Thursday.

Operator Dubai Airports said the decline was due to a traditional drop in demand during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan which began in mid-May. The number of flights at the airport fell 5.6 per cent to 32,620.

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Passenger traffic was also lower in April after rebounding in March from consecutive monthly declines in January and February.

The airport is the hub for major airline Emirates and its sister airline flydubai.

Passenger traffic is down 0.1 per cent to 36.9 million for the five months to May.