Dubai International Airport received a traffic of 67.5 million so far this year and welcomed 7.2 million customers in September.
Traffic was down slightly (-0.2%) compared to the same month last year due to the fact that Eid Al Adha holidays, a period of high traffic, fell in September 2017.
It was the sixth time this year that DXB’s monthly traffic surpassed the 7 million mark, helping finish off the third quarter with 23.8 million customers, up 1%, operator Dubai Airports said in a statement.
Baggage volumes passing through the airport’s 175km long baggage system during the month rose 1.1% to 6 million bags while Smart Gate technology helped reduce waiting times by 28%, it added.
India remained DXB’s top destination country by customer volume, with total traffic reaching 957,748 during the month. The United Kingdom was the was second with 538,199 customers, followed by Saudi Arabia with 454,929 customers.
Other markets of note included Australia (256,848), the US (252,264 customers) and China (208,822). The top three cities were London (329,778 customers), Mumbai (199,829) and New Delhi (170,122).
Source Credit: Arabian Business