Dubai Traffic Continues To Grow

Dubai Airports reports that international traffic was up by 8.1% in November 2015. In all, a total of
6,013,911 passengers during the month under review, up from the 5,565,509 recorded in November 2014.

The year to date traffic in November totalled 70,961,598 passengers compared with 63,977,063 recorded during the period under review, a healthy increase of 10.9%.

In November, the Indian subcontinent recorded the largest increase in total passenger numbers (up 160,647 passengers) spurred by growth in traffic and launch of new flights including SpiceJet’s services to Kozhikode and Amritsar; followed by the GCC (up 129,210), Western Europe (up 65,198), and North America (up 58,314).

The strongest markets in terms of percentage growth were Eastern Europe (up 29.7%), North America (up 27.7%) driven mainly by Emirates’ expanding network to destinations in the US, and the GCC (up 16.9%) with Muscat, Doha and Jeddah topping the destinations with highest growth during the month.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said, “We are very pleased with the growth in passenger traffic at DXB in 2015 during which the airport registered an average monthly traffic of nearly 6.5 million customers. We are sure the seasonal peaks that we experienced in December will help round off the year with an impressive annual figure.”