Dubai airport traffic rises 22% in March

27 Apr 2010

(MENAFN) A statement issued by Dubai Airports showed that the Dubai International Airport posted an increase of 21.8 percent in passenger numbers during March compared the same period last year, Gulf News reported.

During the first quarter, Dubai International Airport passenger traffic grew 20.4 per cent and cargo volumes rose 26.4 percent, the statement said.

Cargo also continued its resurgence in March with volumes increasing 21.9 per cent to 194,100 tons compared to 159,301 tons recorded in March 2009, said a Dubai Airports statement.

The strongest traffic increases were seen on routes to North America, Russia and CIS and Asia, the latter receiving a boost from Chinese New Year which occurred in March this year. The highest passenger volumes were generated by traffic to and from India, UK, Iran, Germany and Pakistan.

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