DIA passenger traffic up 6.1% for October

Airside view of Dubai International Airport
Airside view of Dubai International Airport

Recent statistics from Dubai Airports reported that passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport was up 5.7% from 2013 to 6.1% to 58.4 million people in October 2014. The number of passengers per flight was 192. This was attributed to an increased use of wide-bodied aircraft.

“We are on track to exceed 71 m passengers by year-end despite the fact that we lost the services of one or our runways for almost three months,” said Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports.

Aircraft movement were up 1.6% to 32,798. However, overall numbers witnessed a dip at 4.8% to 290,779 largely due to shift of all cargo flights and general aviation to Al Maktoum International. In terms of overall growth in passenger numbers, India was at the top with a gain of 121,669 passengers, followed by Western Europe, Asia and Africa.

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