August tonnage uplift of 10.1% at Dubai International

Emirates Airbus A380s at Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport’s freight volumes surged to 221,508 tonnes in August, up 10.1 per cent compared to the 201,100 tonnes recorded in the corresponding month in 2016.

The gateway’s operator Dubai Airports says year-to-date cargo reached 1,737,676 tonnes up three per cent on the 1,686,277 tonnes recorded the first eight months last year.

Dubai Airports chief executive officer, Paul Griffiths says the airport is very pleased with the way things are shaping up this year.