Dubai Airports sees passenger numbers rise

20/05/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai Airports sees passenger numbers rise

Some 4.23 million passengers passed through Dubai International Airport during April, up 13.2 per cent on the previous month.Outside of the domestic market, Western Europe marked the largest total number of passengers, up 20.1 per cent, while passenger growth was also seen from India and Russia and the CIS markets at 9.4 per cent.Routes to the Indian subcontinent recorded 9.4 per cent growth, figures from Dubai Airports have found."We have surpassed the four million passenger mark three out of the first four months of the year and that trend is set to continue," said Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports."Our busiest summer ever is just around the corner and we will be working hard to maintain high service levels and ensure the comfort of our customers."Meanwhile, Citi Investment Research and Analysis has found that Dubai and Abu Dhabi saw tourism in the first quarter rise, despite unrest in the Middle East.