Dubai posts 1.9% tonnage growth in April

Emirates Airbus A380s at Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) handled 217,881 tonnes of freight in April compared to 213,790 in the same month last year, an increase of 1.9 per cent.

Year-to-date cargo after four months totalled 854,359, up 3.1 per cent compared to 828,934 tonnes handled during the corresponding period in 2016.

Dubai Airports chief executive officer, Paul Griffiths says: “The growth at DXB has been very satisfying in the first four months of the year, and with the Islamic festival of Eid Al Fitr coinciding with start of the summer holidays next month, we are confident the numbers will boost our performance in the first half.”