Dubai airport passenger numbers top 9m in Q1


PASSENGER throughput at Dubai International Airport crossed the nine million mark in the first quarter of this year, registering an increase of 15.11 per cent over the corresponding period in 2007.

The airport handled a total of 9,341,270 passengers from January to March this year, as compared to 8,114,762 in the first quarter of 2007. March was the busiest month with 3.25 million passengers, while February registered the lowest at just over 2.97 million passengers.
There were a total of 68,869 aircraft movements during the period, an increase of 8.5 per cent over the first quarter of 2007. With over 24,143 aircraft movements, March was the busiest month, well over January (22,903) and February (21,823).
In 2008 the list of airlines serving Dubai has so far risen to 124, an addition of four since 2007, while we have added as many new destinations to our network and it presently stands at 207,” he added.