Volumes up 3.4% in January at Dubai International Airport

Emirates Airbus A380s at Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport began the new year in top gear as freight volumes registered gains during the first month of 2017 on 2016.

In January, the gateway handled 208,271 tonnes – an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to 201,483 recorded in January 2016.

Aircraft movements totalled 36,592 in January 2017, up 2.1 per cent compared to the 35,841 movements recorded in January 2016.

Dubai Airports chief executive officer, Paul Griffiths says: “It’s an auspicious start to what is sure to be another record-breaking year for DXB.”

After registering a contraction throughout the third quarter of 2016, volumes recovered in the last three months of the year, and Dubai rounded off the year handling 2,592,454 tonnes of freight, up 3.4 per cent on the 2,506,092 in 2015.