The surge in passenger numbers either visiting Dubai or transiting is on an upward graph. Recent statics show that more than six million passengers passed through Dubai International in March 2014. The statistics have been shared by Dubai Airports.
Passenger traffic reached 6,285,868, up 7.5% from 5,846,297 achieved in the same month in 2013. In the first three months, passenger traffic rose to a record 18,361,820 passengers, up 11.4% from 16,486,417 passengers welcomed in 2013.
India once again stood out recording highest growth in passenger numbers in March (+112,953 passengers), followed by Western Europe (+75,283), the GCC (+60,280) and Asia (+58,851). Australasia was the fastest-expanding market (+21.9%) as a result of Emirates’ partnership with Qantas, followed by North America (+19.1%) and Asia (+13.9%).
India remained the top destination country (751,390 passengers), followed by Saudi Arabia (518,555) and the UK (460,529).
Total aircraft movements rose to 32,849, up 3.6% from the 31,713 movements achieved in 2013. For the first three months of 2014, total aircraft movements totalled 94,694, 3.9% higher than 91,130 movements in 2013.