Dubai Int’l hits new record as passenger numbers soar in July

Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport rose by 14 percent to hit a record 7.6 million in July, compared to the same month a year earlier.

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Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport rose by 14 percent to hit a record 7.6 million in July, compared to the same month a year earlier.

The figure is significantly higher than the average monthly growth of 7 percent during the first seven months of the year, Dubai Airports said in a statement.

The world’s busiest airport saw travellers from Eastern Europe rise by a third, while Asian traffic grew by 20.8 percent and Indian subcontinental traffic increased by 17.1 percent.

Dubai Airports said aircraft movements rose by 5.8 percent during the same period. More info

By Ed Attwood www.arabianbusiness.com

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