Passenger Increase at Dubai

Dubai International Airport is continuing to experience an increase in passenger traffic despite the current global economic downturn, and recorded a growth in the first quarter of 2009.  With over 9.5 million passengers handled, this was an increase of 2% compared to the same period in 2008.  January was the busiest month with 3.3 million passengers, a year-on-year increase of 6%.  Totals for the whole of 2008 were 37.44 million, representing a year-on-year growth of 9%.
Cargo traffic at the Dubai Cargo Gateway also increased by over 9% to 1,824,991 tonnes.  With the Mega Cargo Terminal, which opened earlier this year, Dubai Cargo Gateway now has a total handling capacity of 2.7 million tonnes per year.