Maintains its titles as second
busiest airport for int’l passengers.
Dubai International Airport has showcased why it is the second busiest airport for international passengers, with double-digit growth in passenger movements during May this year compared to last year.
According to a Dubai Airports traffic report, the international gateway experienced an 18.9 percent growth in passengers numbers recorded from 4.3 million in May 2012 to 5.2 million in May 2013.
In addition, May was also the sixth consecutive month the airport recorded passenger numbers exceeding five million, while the year-to-date traffic is up 16.8 percent to 27.1 million compared to 23.2 million during the first five months of 2012.
India remained the top destination country in terms of total passenger numbers for the month, while in terms of percentage growth in passenger numbers Eastern Europe remained the strongest market.
Dubai Airport chief executive Paul Griffiths said it was also the airport’s tenth consecutive month of double-digit growth and expects it to get busier as Ramadan and summer approaches.