Dubai Airport Passengers Up 7.7% Year-On-Year To Record In January

Passenger numbers climbed to 6.9 million in January from 6.4 million a year earlier.



Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport, which overtook London’s Heathrow last year as the world’s busiest airport for international passenger business, rose 7.7 per cent to a record in January, the airport’s operator said on Monday.

Passenger numbers climbed to 6.9 million in January from 6.4 million a year earlier, Dubai Airports said in a statement. Eastern European routes saw the fastest expansion of traffic, followed by North America.

Freight volume fell 5.5 per cent from a year earlier to 186,230 tonnes because of last year’s shift of dedicated cargo operations to Dubai’s other international airport, Al Maktoum International.