Dubai International traffic grows

Dubai-AirportDubai has started to respond rising global economy with the city state has been witnessing further rise in business and commercial activities. This is indicated by 17 per cent rise in passenger traffic at the Dubai International Airport in January 2010 as compared to the same period last year.

Cargo activities at the airport too rose 31.5 per cent during the period indicating growing demand across the manufacturing and production segment.

Dubai Airport, according to the official figures, recorded 3,861,525 using the airport in January as compared to 3,300,907 during the corresponding period last year. Its cargo also handled 171,453 tonnes of freight during the reporting period.

Paul Griffiths, the CEO of the airport added, "Freight growth is likely to continue throughout the rest of the year as additional capacity comes on line and global cargo movement picks up."

Meanwhile, Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai is also expected to be operational in June after much delay. The airport, according to the CEO, is all set to launch cargo operations on June 27 but passenger's flights are expected to delay further.