Dubai Airport reports strong passenger traffic growth
Dubai Airports reported a 16.3% increase in passenger traffic for the first half of 2010 compared to the previous corresponding period in 2009.Passenger traffic rose to 22.5 million compared to 19.4 million in 2009. Passenger numbers rose 9.6% for the month of June 2010 compared to June 2009.According to a statement issued by Dubai Airports, average monthly passenger traffic in the first half of 2010 stands at 3.7 million compared to 3.1 million during the same period in 2009. Average daily passenger traffic stood at 123,000 for the six months to June.”Many major airports around the world are starting to display positive growth following an almost year-long spell of double-digit decrease in traffic,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.”Dubai International was the only airport among the major international hubs recording positive growth throughout this period. As the global economic situation continues to improve further, our performance will only grow stronger.”Dubai International currently handles 130 airlines flying to more than 220 destinations worldwide.