Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central surges 161% in Q3 2016
aTP- Arab tourism portal News- Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) surged by 161% in the third quarter of 2016, according to a report issued by operator Dubai Airports.
DWC welcomed 191,950 passengers during Q3, a sharp increase of 161% compared to 73,466 passengers recorded during the corresponding period in 2015. The year to date traffic totalled 602,228 passengers, up 112% compared to 283,455 recorded during the first nine months in 2015.
A total of 3 passenger carriers operate an average of 140 flights weekly to 10 international destinations from DWC, which is also home to 32 scheduled cargo operators that connect the airport to as many as 107 destinations around the world.
During the third quarter DWC handled 215,556 tons of freight compared to 219,131 tons handled during the corresponding period in 2015, down 1.6%. The year to date cargo as at the end of September reached 645,698 tons, a contraction of 2.5% compared to 662,143 tons recorded during the first nine months of 2015.
Aircraft movements in the third quarter totalled 8,679 compared to 9,137 movements during the same period last year, a decrease of 5%.
Year to date aircraft movements in September reached 28,877 down 3.8% from 30,003 movements recorded in the first nine months of 2015.