Dubai airport traffic rises to 21 million

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DUBAI International Airport is set for another record year with passenger throughput of 21.33 million between January and September – a growth of more than 15 per cent.

The airport handled some 18.52 million passengers during the corresponding period last year.
August was the busiest month for the airport so far this year with 2,645,727 passengers, while just over 2.5 million and 2.4 million passengers were recorded in July and September respectively.
Aircraft movement at Dubai International Airport also witnessed healthy growth of 8.49 per cent between January and September this year.
The airport handled a total of 173,293 flights during the nine months ending September 2006, as against 159,738 flights in the corresponding period last year. March has so far remained the busiest period for the airport in terms of aircraft movement with over 20,358 flights.