Passenger numbers surge at Dubai International

28/11/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Passenger numbers surge at Dubai International

The number of people flying into Dubai is on the rise, according to new figures.This could serve as encouragement to property investors with interests in the Middle East.Indeed, figures from Dubai Airports show that Dubai International saw passenger numbers surge by 7.3 per cent in October.As such, 4.3 million passengers passed through the travel hub - up from 4.01 million in October last year.Dubai Airports chief executive officer Paul Griffiths, commented: "New routes, additional frequencies and extra capacity continue to drive passenger traffic growth at the Dubai hub."And we continue to break records. In October, Dubai International achieved yet another milestone by passing the 50 million passenger mark over a 12 month period for the first time."According to the figures, the amount of freight passing through also increased last month.The news comes after a host of international airlines announced increased services to the Middle East in order to cope with passenger demand.