Double-digit growth at Dubai International

Dubai International continued to buck international trends registering double-digit year-on-year increases for both freight and passenger traffic during October. After nine months of modest cargo growth, Dubai International registered a double-digit increase in freight traffic for the first time in 13 months as volumes surged 17.7 per cent during October due largely to traffic generated […]


Dubai International continued to buck international trends registering double-digit year-on-year increases for both freight and passenger traffic during October.

After nine months of modest cargo growth, Dubai International registered a double-digit increase in freight traffic for the first time in 13 months as volumes surged 17.7 per cent during October due largely to traffic generated by meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions that took place in Dubai.

Dubai Airports Cargo handled 185,867 tonnes of freight in October compared to 157,968 tonnes during the same month last year. The last double-digit increase was recorded in September 2008, when freight grew by 12.7 per cent. Year-todate cargo volumes reached 1,552,748 tonnes compared to 1,519,327 tonnes during the same period in 2008, up 2.2 per cent.