About 7.6 million passengers passed through Dubai International Airport during April, marking a 9.2 per cent increase over the 6.98 million recorded in the same month in April 2016. In terms of volume, the Indian sub-continent outperformed all other regions as a record number of 1.69 million passengers came from there.
Releasing a statement, Dubai Airports on Monday said, “Passenger traffic in the first four months reached 30.1 million — up 7.8 per cent year-on-year compared to the 27.9 million passengers in the same period last year.”
The sub-continent was followed by Western Europe (1.68 million passengers), and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (1.3 million passengers).
In terms of percentage growth, South America topped the list in April, with traffic on routes to the continent growing 38.9 per cent. It was followed by Eastern Europe (up 33.9 per cent), and Asia (up 18.9 per cent).
London was the top city destination from Dubai International, followed by Doha, Jeddah, Bangkok and Mumbai.
Paul Griffiths, chief executive officer, Dubai Airports, said in a statement he was confident the numbers for the next few months will boost performance in the first half of the year, especially as Eid Al Fitr holiday coincides with the summer holidays.