DIA charts 7.2 million passengers for March

Overview of Dubai International Airport
Overview of Dubai International Airport

Dubai International welcomed 7.2 million guests for the month of March as per recent reports from Dubai Airports’.

Passenger numbers grew 7.4% to 7,237,509 in March 2016, up from 6,736,929 registered during the same month in 2015. This brings Q1 passenger traffic numbers at Dubai International to 20,948,690 an increase of 6.8% compared to the 19,606,324 that visited the airport during the same period in 2015.

Passenger aircraft movements totalled 34,318 in March, up 4.5% compared to 32,838 in March 2015. During the first quarter of 2016, Dubai International handled 100,137 flights, up 5.4% from the 94,981 handled during Q1 2015.

Eastern Europe was the fastest expanding market in terms of percentage growth with 13.5%, followed by the Indian subcontinent at 10.8%, Western Europe at 10.7% and the GCC at 10.4%.

India remained the top destination country in March with a total of 959,238 passengers, followed by Saudi Arabia at 593,459 passengers and the UK at 545,208 passengers. London topped the list of destination cities, followed by Doha, Jeddah and Mumbai.

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