Recent statistics released by Dubai Airports state that Dubai International registered the highest monthly traffic with 7.2 million passengers in August.
International passengers numbers reached 7,282,256, up 9.5% from 6,648,058 recorded in 2014. The year to date traffic totalled 52,264,223, up 12.4% compared to 46,479,919 recorded during first eight months last year.
The Indian subcontinent topped the list of regions with highest growth in passenger numbers at 143,970 passengers followed by Western Europe with 129,950 and the GCC with 111,637. Eastern Europe was the fastest-expanding market in terms of percentage growth at 67.9%, followed by North America at 24.8%, Russia & the CIS was at 12.9%, and the Middle East at 11.6%.
India remained top destination country with 855,550 passengers, followed by the UK at 543,213 passengers and Saudi Arabia at 480,051 passengers. London was the top destination city followed closely by Kuwait and Doha. The passenger per movement during the month was 217.
Aircraft movements totalled 34,773 under review compared to 31,214 movements recorded in August 2014, an increase of 11.4%. Year to date aircraft movement totalled 268,253, up 18.1% compared to 227,110 recorded during 2014.