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Aug. 27, 17 | 7:29 pm

Dubai International Airport (DXB) recorded its busiest month on record for passenger traffic in July with over 8 million passengers, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

Passenger numbers in July totalled 8,065,789 compared to 7,616,792 handled in July 2016, a robust growth of 5.9 per cent. DXB welcomed 51,120,057 passengers during the first seven months of the year, up 6.2 per cent compared to 48,124,043* passengers, recorded during the same period last year.

South America was the fastest growing region in July with traffic surging 59 per cent, followed by Asia at 20 per cent – with China and Thailand as top contributors to traffic from the region, Eastern Europe at 16.3 per cent and Africa which grew by 9.1 per cent.

India retained its position as the top destination country with 1,028,508 passengers, followed by the UK (610,151 passengers), and Saudi Arabia (573,170 passengers). The most popular destinations served from DXB by traffic volume were London, followed by Kuwait, Mumbai, Bangkok and Riyadh.

DXB also recorded a surge in cargo with freight totalling 213,258 tonnes in July, up 5 per cent compared to 203,153 tonnes recorded during the corresponding month last year. During the first seven months of 2017, DXB handled a total of 1,516,169 tonnes of cargo compared to 1,485,177 tonnes during the same period in 2016, an increase of 2.1 per cent.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said, “We have started the second half of the year on a very positive note and with the Islamic festival of Eid Al Adha coinciding with the summer rush later this month.”

(Source: http://mediaoffice.ae)

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