With a growth of 37.8% ... and the total number of passengers exceeding 26.2 million during 2020

2.18 million passengers traveled through Dubai International in December 2020

  • Passenger traffic through Dubai International recorded a growth of 313% in December


Data from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority showed that the total number of passengers, through Dubai International Airport, during December 2020, reached two million and 185 thousand and 540 passengers, compared to one million 585 thousand and 461 passengers in the previous November, with a growth rate of more than 37.8%.

Passenger traffic

According to data obtained by "Emirates Today", the total number of passengers during the year 2020 as a whole reached 26 million and 268 thousand and 844 passengers, while "Dubai International" recorded continuous growth, since last May, after the closure period due to the pandemic of the new Corona virus (Covid-) 19), and passenger traffic, through the airport during December 2020, was its highest since the start of the pandemic.

Like all airports in the world, international passenger traffic has been affected, due to travel restrictions, due to the outbreak of the pandemic, but the latest data issued by the list of the largest global airports, in terms of international passenger numbers, showed that Dubai International Airport maintained its position in 2020 as a whole, as the largest An international airport in the world, for the seventh year in a row, according to a preliminary survey conducted by Emirates Today last week.

The authority’s data showed a significant growth in passenger traffic through Dubai International during December, by about 313%, compared to July 2020, upon resumption of movement, and the implementation of air travel protocols that facilitate the travel of UAE citizens, residents and tourists, while preserving the health and safety of visitors and communities. .

Freight traffic

As for freight traffic, the volume of air cargo through Dubai International Airport in December 2020 reached 182,252 tons, compared to 177,848 tons in the previous November, with a growth rate of about 2.47%.

The total volume of air freight through the airport during the year 2020 as a whole reached about 1.83 million tons, compared to 198,231 tons through Al Maktoum International Airport during the same period.

Air movements

The number of air movements at Dubai International Airport, during December 2020, reached 18 thousand and 91 air movements, compared to 16 thousand and 255 air movements during the previous November, with a growth rate of more than 11.2%, while the total during the period between January and December 2020 reached 184 thousand And 713 movements, compared to 27 thousand and 163 air movements at Al Maktoum International Airport.

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