Dubai International sees 8% more passengers in 2011
Dubai International has chalked up another record year for passenger traffic. The ever-growing airport’s passenger numbers for 2011 reached 50.98 million, up 8% from last year, and 326,317 aircraft movements, up 6.2%. There were 4.69 million passengers in December, a 10.2% increase year-on-year.
The number of destinations reachable from Dubai International rose to 215, compared to 204 a year ago, as 28 were added and 17 discontinued.
The strongest markets served included India, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Qatar, Germany and the USA, but the most significant traffic growth was seen on routes linking Dubai to Eastern Europe (+81%), Russia & the CIS (+30.5%) the Arabian Gulf (+26.5%) and North America (+16.1%).