Eastern European and Australasia markets driving growth
Passenger numbers at Dubai International airport reached 5,310,361 in July, an increase of just over 6 per cent compared to the same month last year.
Year-to-date passenger traffic is up 15.3 per cent compared to last year, with 37,972,464 travellers recorded passing through the airport.
The continued growth in passenger numbers sees Dubai International edge closer to being the worlds busiest airport.
In March this year, Dubai overtook Paris Charles de Gaulle airport as the second busiest airport in the world in March.
Londons Heathrow maintains its position as the busiest airport, with a total of 6.9 million passengers recorded in July, an increase of 5.5 per cent on the same month last year.
Dubai Internationals July traffic has been driven by Eastern European markets, with the emirates low-cost carrier Flydubai increasing the number of destinations it offers in the region.
The tie-up between Australias Qantas and Dubais flagship airline Emirates has also driven increased traffic from Australasia via Dubai and on to Europe.
The Indian market has also grown due to the expansion of a number of Indian airlines such as Air India Express, Indigo and Spice Jet.
You might also like...
A MEED Subscription...
Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.