Dubai Airport records a record increase in the number of passengers.. It received 27.9 million passengers in 6 months
Dubai International Airport achieved a strong performance during the second quarter of this year, which contributed to an increase in the number of passengers during the first six months of the year, receiving about 27.9 million passengers, exceeding the number of passengers last year by 1.2 million, despite the decrease in capacity. For the airport during the renovation of the northern runway, which lasted 45 days during May and June of 2022.
The airport maintained its exceptional performance and achieved quarterly growth for the ninth consecutive time since the start of the “Corona” pandemic, as it received 14.2 million passengers during the second quarter of this year, achieving an annual increase of 190.6%.
The airport said in a statement, today, Wednesday, that it received 27,884,888 passengers in the first half of this year, registering a record increase of 161.9% compared to the first half of 2021. These strong results indicate that 67.5% of passenger traffic rates have been achieved. Through Dubai International Airport during the same period in 2019 before the global pandemic.
India retained its position as the number one destination for Dubai International Airport in terms of passenger numbers with a total of 4 million passengers, mainly driven by the increase in the number of passengers to Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad.
Saudi Arabia came in second place with a total of 2 million passengers, followed by the United Kingdom with 1.9 million passengers, then Pakistan with 1.7 million passengers, and finally the United States with 1.4 million passengers.
As for the top three destinations from the cities, London came first with a total of 1.3 million passengers, followed by Riyadh, with 910,000 passengers, and Mumbai, which recorded 726,000 passengers.
Cargo services at Dubai International Airport amounted to about 390,520 tons of air freight during the second quarter of this year, with a total of 910,075 tons during the first six months of 2022, a decline of 18.9%.
Despite the continuation of cargo operations on passenger flights during the period of closure of the northern runway at Dubai International Airport, the cargo movement was affected during the second quarter due to the reduction in the carrying capacity of air cargo and the directing of some passenger flights to Dubai World Central Airport last March, to complete the work plan according to the schedule The schedule for the renovation of the northern runway is from May 9 to June 22.
The total number of flights during the first six months of this year amounted to about 154,993 with an increase of 55.9% compared to the first half of 2021, achieving 87% of the indicators of recovery and return to pre-pandemic levels recorded by Dubai International Airport during the first half of 2019.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said: "The strong performance witnessed by Dubai International Airport during the second quarter constitutes a great achievement and an important milestone in its history, to occupy an advanced position in the recovery index within the aviation sector, not only for its ability to accommodate large passenger traffic, but also for its excellence. providing the highest standards of service worldwide.
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