Dubai World passenger traffic nearly doubles in first half

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 23, 2016 16:01

Dubai World passenger traffic nearly doubles in first half

Passenger traffic at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) nearly doubled in the first half of the year, largely due to the launch of flydubai services there in late 2015.

Dubai Airports has confirmed that the airport handled 410,278 passengers in the six months to June 30 compared to 209.989 passengers in the year ago period.

DWC is Dubai’s second airport and opened to passenger traffic in October 2013. It is at present served by 17 passenger airlines and 34 scheduled cargo operator.

flydubai currently operates 35 weekly flights from DWC but plans to increase services in the winter schedule.

The number of aircraft movements increased 4.8% to 18, 126 in the first half of the year. The amount of cargo handled fell 2.9% to 443,011 tonnes. All scheduled freighter operations moved to DWC from Dubai International in May 2014.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill August 23, 2016 16:01