Dubai Airport traffic jumps 7.2%

By Issac John

Dubai International, the world’s busiest airport in terms of international passengers, continued an upward trend in passenger traffic in May with the airport welcoming 6.7 million customers, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports on Thursday.

In May 2016 passenger numbers at the airport rose 7.2 per cent to 6,721,995 compared to 6,267,640 in May 2015, the airport said in a monthly update.

Dubai International, which welcomed 78 million passengers in 2015 to retain its position as the world’s busiest, received 34,648,953 passengers during the first five months of 2016. This represents a year on year growth of seven per cent compared to 32,384,620 passengers during the same period last year.

“With near record numbers expected in the coming weeks as a result of the seasonal travel peak, we are looking at solid growth for the first half of 2016,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports. More info

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