Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) surged 79.8% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016 according to quarterly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports.
Dubai’s second airport welcomed 257,813 passengers during first three months of the year, an increase of 79.8% compared to 143,374 in 2015. The airport is served by 16 passenger carriers operating over 190 flights weekly to 25 international destinations.
Aircraft movements totalled 10,631, a marginal decrease of 0.6% from the 10,699 movements recorded during the last year.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said: “The growth projection is based on two key factors. First is planned move of flydubai’s entire operation to DWC by end of 2017. Second is convenience of using the facility.”