Dubai airport passenger traffic climbs 7.2% in April

Double-digit growth in traffic to and from Eastern Europe and Asia led to the rise



Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, climbed 7.2 per cent from a year earlier to 6.98 million people in April, the airport’s operator said on Monday.

Double-digit growth in traffic to and from Eastern Europe and Asia underpinned the rise. Traffic increased 6.9 per cent to 27.93 million people in the first four months of this year.

Freight volume rose 4.8 per cent to 213,790 tonnes in April, while in the first four months, it increased 3.8 per cent to 828,934 tonnes. Only part of Dubai’s cargo traffic goes through Dubai International; another facility, Dubai World Central, handles pure cargo operations.