Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai Airports, the manager of Dubai International, recorded a 13.6 per cent year-on-year growth in passenger traffic during May this year.
The company confirmed that traffic through the airport rose to 3.65 million passengers in May, up from 3.21 million during the same month last year, making for the 11th consecutive month of double-digit growth, Dow Jones Newswires reported.
It means the airport has handled 18.9 million passengers in the year to date, up 17.7 per cent from the same period last year.
"The outlook remains strong as we expect traffic during June and September to hit record levels owing to the onset of the summer travel season," said Dubai Airports' chief executive officer Paul Griffiths in an emailed statement to the news provider.
"An average of 100,000 passengers per day travelled through Dubai International during the summer rush in 2009 and the number is likely to be much higher this year," he added.
Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this week that the first aircraft has landed at Al Maktoum International in Dubai ahead of the huge airport's official opening for cargo business on June 27th.