Dubai August Airport Passenger Traffic Up 23.8%

Dubai Airports said the strong growth in August was the fastest in three years



Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, climbed 23.8 per cent from a year earlier in August to a record six million people, airport authorities said on Tuesday.

In the first eight months of this year, traffic grew 16.4 per cent to 43.97 million people. Dubai Airports said the strong growth in August, the fastest in three years, was partly due to travel related to the Ramadan holy month.

Cargo volume through the airport fell 3.1 per cent from a year earlier in August to 184,877 tonnes, but rose 8.1 per cent to 1.59 million tonnes in the first eight months.