August 2021 recorded the highest rate since the beginning of the "pandemic"

14.8 million passengers through "Dubai International" within 8 months

The number of passengers traveling through Dubai Airport reached 10.6 million during the first half of 2021. Archive

Data from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority showed that the total number of passengers through Dubai International Airport reached 14,864,461 passengers during the first eight months of this year.

The data, which "Emirates Today" obtained a copy of, indicated that the total number of international passengers who used Dubai Airport, during last August, reached 2,303,344 passengers, compared to 1,915,887 passengers in the previous July, a growth rate of about 20.2%. .

The data indicated that August 2021 recorded the highest rate of passengers at Dubai International Airport, since the "Covid-19" pandemic.

Passenger numbers

According to statistics, the number of passengers recorded, last January, about 2.04 million passengers, while February recorded 1.67 million passengers, while the number of passengers in March reached about 2.03 million passengers, bringing the number in April to about 1.87 million passengers, while it arrived in May to 1.47 million passengers, rising to 1.5 million in June.

The total number of passengers through Dubai International Airport reached 10,645,230 passengers during the first half of this year.

air movements

In addition, the number of air movements at Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Airports, during the first eight months of this year, amounted to about 157,600 movements, distributed between 138,000 movements at Dubai Airport, and 19.5 thousand movements at Al Maktoum Airport.

During August alone, air traffic in Dubai International recorded about 18.7 thousand movements, while it reached 2,393 movements at Al Maktoum International Airport.


In terms of freight, Dubai International Airport handled, during the period between January and August of this year, about 1.43 million tons of air cargo, including 183,42 tons during August 2021.

Al Maktoum International Airport recorded more than 127 thousand tons of air freight, during the first eight months of this year, and about 16,286 tons of air freight, during last August alone.

strong growth

It is noteworthy that Dubai Airports Corporation expected, finally, 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 people 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 “Covid 19” pandemic, and leading the tourism recovery movement in the world.

positive numbers

Dubai Airports Corporation reported that with the reopening of Terminal 1 and Concourse (D) at Dubai International Airport, and the main terminal for 60 international airlines, it started, in the second half of the year, achieving very positive numbers, to accommodate the seasonal activity of travelers during the summer vacation. Pointing out that the initial numbers prompted the continuous expansion of the networks of the two main carriers in the emirate, namely "Emirates Airlines" and "Fly Dubai", whose joint network extends to about 170 destinations around the world.

2.3 million passengers used Dubai airport last month.

Dubai International Airport handled 1.43 million tons of air cargo, between January and August.

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