Dubai International started the year with record monthly traffic of 7.3 million passengers in January, surpassing previous benchmark of 7.2 m passengers in August 2015.
Passenger traffic reached 7,327,637 in January 2016, up 6.3% from 6,895,668 registered during the same month in 2015, according to traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.
In terms of percentage growth, North America recorded highest growth in passenger traffic at 19.9% followed by the GCC at 11.6% and the Indian Subcontinent stood at 8.7%. India remained the top destination country in January with a total of 989,819 passengers, followed by Saudi Arabia at 606,730 passengers and the UK at 488,819 passengers. London was placed number one on the list of top destination cities followed closely by Doha and Jeddah.
Aircraft movements totalled 35,914 during the month under review compared to 34,643 movements recorded in January 2015, up 3.7%. Passengers per aircraft movement in January came in at 214.