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India retained its position as the top destination country with 1,032,302 passengers India retained its position as the top destination country with 1,032,302 passengers

Dubai International July Passenger Traffic Hits 8.2 Million

Dubai International Airport recorded its second busiest month ever surpassing the eight million passenger mark in July, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

The airport clocked monthly traffic exceeding eight million passengers on three other occasions in 2017 – in January (8.03 million), July (8.06 million) and August (8.23 million).

Passenger numbers this July totalled 8,207,987, up 1.8 percent compared to 8,065,789 recoded in July 2017. Year-to-date passenger traffic reached 51,947,092 up 1.6 percent compared to 51,120,057 recorded during the first seven months in 2017.

In terms of growth rate, Eastern Europe was the fastest growing region in July with traffic surging 24.4 percent - reportedly mainly fuelled by flydubai’s route development plan, followed by CIS (up 18.34 percent) with major contributions from the Russian market.