DXB passenger traffic hits 5.9m in June 2015
Dubai Airports has announced that passenger traffic during June 2015 was 16.7% higher than June 2014, with a total of 5.9m passengers recorded.
The figures mean Dubai International Airport is on track to meet its 79m passenger target by year end. If successful the figure would be higher than those recorded in 2014 by London Heathrow, Toyko and LAX Los Angeles.
While equivalent Dubai International 2014 figures were affected by the runway refurbishment project, thus affecting YoY results, Dubai Airports has attributed the figures to Ramadan and school holidays.
Regionally, traditional markets such as the Indian subcontinent (+281,393 passengers) and the AGCC (+154,294 ) led the growth followed by Western Europe (+121,919), Africa (+71,065) and North America (+61,535 passengers). Propelled by flydubai’s new services to Slovakia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Croatia, as well as Emirates to Hungary and Smart Wings to Czech Republic, Eastern Europe (+75.9 per cent) was the top region in terms of percentage growth. Russia and CIS (28.6per cent) also witnessed robust growth driven by flydubai’s new routes to many destinations in Moldova and Kazakhstan.
Year to date aircraft movements totalled 199,624, rising 16.9 per cent from the 170,815 movements recorded during first half of 2014.
|5,914,671 total passengers recorded June 2015||5,067,726 total passengers recorded June 2014|
|+16.7% increase on June 2014||34,676,090 total H1 passengers 2014|
|10.4% total increase in YdT traffic, compared to 2014||22,031 total aircraft movement recorded during June 2014|
|38,299,291 total H1 passengers 2015|
“The seasonal travel rush hit its first peak in late June and like every year we were ready with our annual summer campaign and additional resources to ease passenger journey through our airport. We are very satisfied with the growth numbers in the first half of the year and anticipate the growth trend to continue throughout the remainder of second half to help us reach our annual forecast of over 79 million passengers,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.