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Traffic records keep tumbling at Dubai International Airport

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport (DXB) continued to grow steadily in February rising 8.8% to 6.9 million, according to the monthly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports today.

The operator said this brings the total year to date passenger traffic at DXB to close to 15 million, a robust growth of 9.3% compared to 13.7 million recorded during the first two months of 2016.

Eastern Europe was the fastest expanding market in terms of percentage growth (39%), followed by Asia (23.8%) and South America (11.6%).

India remained the top destination country in February with a total of 937,962 passengers, followed by the UK (516,611 passengers), Saudi Arabia (499,797) and Pakistan (351,477).

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London topped the list of destination cities with 309,768 passengers, followed by Doha (246,767 passengers), Bangkok (203,432) and Mumbai (194,108).

The average number of passengers per movement during February reached 223 compared to 201 during the corresponding month in 2016, an increase of 11.1%.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, says: “This robust growth in passenger numbers in February follows the record eight million passengers in January.

"And with the seasonal rush of passengers over the spring break over the past four days – during which we welcomed over 1.1 million passengers, we are looking forward to impressive Q1 results.

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