Freight volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew 3.2 per cent in the first half of 2016, handling 443,835 tonnes.
DWC is ranked as the 20th busiest international cargo airport in the world and the volumes were up from 430,132 tonnes in the same period of 2016.
Dubai’s second airport is home to 26 scheduled cargo operators flying to 70 destinations around the world, as well as eight passenger carriers operating 95 flights a week to 14 international destinations.
Airport operator Dubai Airports chief executive officer, Paul Griffiths says: “DWC’s continuing growth as an important travel and logistics hub is driven by advantages the facility offers to both airlines and passengers – from easy availability of slots to quick turn-around times, access to new catchment area, and quick transit times for passengers.”
Cargo operations at DWC started on 27 June 2010, and will be developed into the world’s largest airport with the capacity to handle 12 million tonnes of cargo per annum.