Dubai Airports has released its monthly traffic report for November 2017, which highlighted significant growth in passengers travelling through Dubai International. According to the report, the airport received an estimated seven million passengers in that month.
Passenger traffic at DXB experienced a 5.6% increase year-to-date, while passenger numbers also grew by 5.8% to reach 80,387,442 by November 2017.
In terms of geographic breakdown, the highest number of passenger numbers arrived from the Indian Subcontinent and Western Europe, the two regions increasing up to 7.5% and 8%, respectively.
By contrast, however, flight movement figures at DXB dropped by 3.7% to 33,421 compared to the same period last year. The average number of passengers per flight during the month climbed to 215, a 7.3% increase from the November 2016’s figure.
Commenting on the growth, Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said, “Over the past year, Dubai International has witnessed consistent growth in terms of passenger traffic. Given the high passenger traffic volumes we welcomed in December we anticipate ending the year on a positive note.”
Additionally, Dubai Airports report noted a meagre increase in freight volumes that increased by 0.4% over the period. Tonnage reached 235,651 compared to 234,743 for the same month in 2016, and data cargo volume reached 2,425,475 from 2,362,332 in 2016. This marked a 2.7% increase over the first 11 months recorded in 2016.