During the first half of 2017, air cargo volumes at Dubai International Airport (DXB) totalled 1.3 million tonnes, up 1.6 per cent compared to 1.28 million tonnes handled during the same period in 2016, while volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) were up 3.2 per cent.
DXB handled 215,668 tonnes of freight in June compared to 226,174 tonnes during the same month last year, a contraction of 4.6 per cent, according to operator Dubai Airports.
Freight volumes at DWC rose 3.2 per cent year-on-year to 443,835 tonnes during the first half of 2017. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports attributed the growth to “both scheduled and chartered carriers contributing to traffic volumes at the airport.”
Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) surpassed 43 million in the first half of 2017. Flight movements in the first half totalled 205,996, a marginal contraction of 0.9 per cent. During the first six months, the top country destinations in terms of total passenger volumes were India, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Pakistan and the US.