DWC sees rise in cargo volumes

More charter and scheduled flights bring better Q1 results

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Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) have gone up in the first three months of 2012, according to the quarterly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports. The airport, in its second full year of operation, saw cargo volumes of 50,062 tonnes in the first quarter of the year, compared to 10,381 tonnes in the first three months of 2011.

Air traffic movements at the airport have also gone up: from 850 in the first quarter of 2011 to 3,513 in the same period of 2012. The growth was driven by additional charter and scheduled services introduced over the past year as well as the securing of several large non-commercial contracts.