DIA passenger numbers chart 6.25 m for October

Overview of Dubai International
Overview of Dubai International

Passenger traffic at Dubai International, rose 4.4% in October, according to a traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

Passenger numbers in October totalled 6,250,810, compared to 5,989,007 recorded in October 2014. Year to date traffic rose 11.2% to 64,947,687 compared to 58,411,554 recorded last year.

Aircraft movements rose to 34,917 during October, up 6.5% from the 32,798 recorded during the same month last year. Year to date aircraft movements were up 16% to 337,316 compared to 290,779 recorded during the corresponding period in 2014. Passengers per aircraft movement in October came in at 188, while year to date figure remained a high 202.

Eastern Europe with 55.4% topped all markets in terms of percentage passenger growth, followed by North America at 19.4% and Africa at 7.8%. In terms of overall passenger traffic, the Indian sub-continent was the top market during the month at 87,015, closely followed by Western Europe at 80,047. India remained the top country for passenger numbers. UK, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and USA rounded out the top five.

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