It handled about 1.9 million passengers, and a total of 12.56 million in 7 months

Dubai International: 23% growth in passenger numbers during July

Dubai International recorded 18,262 air movements during July 2021

Data from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority showed that the total number of passengers through Dubai International Airport reached 12,561,117 passengers during the first seven months of this year.

Total number

According to data obtained by "Emirates Today", the total number of international passengers who used Dubai International Airport during July 2021 reached one million and 915 thousand and 887 passengers, compared to one million and 555 thousand and 82 passengers in June 2021, with a growth rate of 23.2%.

The number of passengers during January 2021 was the most active by about 2.04 million passengers, while February recorded 1.67 million passengers, and March recorded about 2.03 million passengers.

In turn, the month of April recorded 1.87 million passengers, and May about 1.47 million passengers, bringing the number of passengers to 1.55 million passengers in June.

Flights and shipping

For its part, the air traffic at Dubai and Al Maktoum International Airports during the first seven months of this year reached 136,446 air movements, distributed between 119,301 movements at Dubai International Airport, and 17,145 movements at Al Maktoum Airport. International.

And air traffic in Dubai International during July alone recorded 18,262 movements, while it reached 15,028 movements at Al Maktoum International Airport.

In terms of freight, Dubai International Airport handled about 1.25 million tons of air cargo during the period between January and July of this year, including 186,361 tons during July 2021. Al Maktoum International Airport also recorded about 110,988 tons of air freight during The first seven months of this year, and about 16 thousand and 40 tons of air freight during last July alone.

positive outlook

It is noteworthy that Dubai Airports expected positive results, and that Dubai International Airport will witness strong growth during the second half of this year, with the start of work on easing travel restrictions for those coming to Dubai from some African and Asian countries, and in the context of the success of the emirate's strategic plans in managing the repercussions of the pandemic. “Covid-19”, and its leadership in the tourism recovery movement in the world.

The Foundation added that with the reopening of Terminal 1 and Concourse D, and the main terminal for 60 international airlines, it began in the second half of the year to achieve very positive numbers, to accommodate the seasonal activity of travelers during the summer vacation, pointing out that the initial numbers pushed towards continuous expansion. In the networks of the two main carriers in the emirate, namely "Emirates Airlines" and "Fly Dubai", whose joint network extends to 168 destinations around the world.

• Dubai Airports Corporation expected that Dubai International Airport will witness strong growth during the second half.

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