Passenger numbers in July totalled 8,065,789 compared to 7,616,792 handled in July 2016, a robust growth of 5.9 percent. #DXB welcomed 51,120,057 passengers during the first seven months of the year, a 6.2 percent increase compared to 48,124,043 passengers, recorded during the same period last year.
#South_America was the fastest growing region in July with traffic surging 59 percent, followed by #Asia at 20 percent, with #China and #Thailand as top contributors to traffic from the region, Eastern Europe at 16.3 percent, and Africa which grew by 9.1 percent.
#India retained its position as the top destination country with 1,028,508 passengers, followed by the UK with 610,151, and #Saudi_Arabia with 573,170. The most popular destinations served from DXB by traffic volume were London, followed by #Kuwait,#Mumbai,#Bangkok and #Riyadh.
Flight movements during July reached 34,181, down 4.7 percent compared to 35,8864 movements recorded during July 2016.
Year to date flight movements totalled 240,179 compared to 243,832 recorded during the same period last year, a contraction of 1.5 percent. With DXB’s ratio of wide-bodied aircraft continuing to drive airport efficiency, passengers per movement peaked to a record high of 243 during July, up 10.1 percent compared to 220 in July 2016. Get a closer look at the article through the link in our profile. #uae#sharjah#sharjah24#الإمارات#الشارقة#الشارقة24