DXB passenger traffic tops 6.3 million in February

Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) reported another month of growth in February, with more than 6.3 million passengers using the airport.

According to the latest traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports, passenger traffic reached 6,383,544 for the month, up 6.9 percent compared to the 5,973,727 registered in February 2015.

This brings the total year-to-date passenger traffic at DXB to 13,711,181, an increase of 6.5 percent compared to the first two months of 2015.

Eastern Europe was the fastest expanding market in terms of percentage growth (+14.6 percent), followed by the Indian subcontinent (+11.5 percent), North America (+10.7 percent) and the GCC (+7.9 percent). 

India remained the top destination country in February with a total of 885,298 passengers, followed by Saudi Arabia (485,570 passengers) and the UK (460,279 passengers). London topped the list of destination cities, followed by Doha and Mumbai.

Aircraft movements at DXB totaled 32,975 in February compared to 31,012 movements recorded in February 2015, up 6.3 percent, and freight volumes increased three percent from 191,002 to 196,730 tonnes.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said: “This steady growth in passenger numbers coincided with the opening of Concourse D in February, which increased DXB’s capacity to 90 million passengers a year. Not only are we able to accommodate the rising passenger numbers, we have also boosted our service levels considerably.

“This month, we were deemed the third busiest airport in the world by ACI, moving up three places from last year’s ranking. Considering that we do not have domestic traffic, this is an important milestone. The continued rise in traffic at DXB is underpinned by our heavy investment in the infrastructure needed to facilitate growth for the 100 airlines that operate at our airport.” 

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