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London topped the list of destination cities during the month of March with 348,434 passengers London topped the list of destination cities during the month of March with 348,434 passengers

Dubai International Increases March Traffic

Passenger traffic at Dubai International grew year-on-year by 4.5 percent after 7.85 million passengers travelled through the airport during the month of March.

Taking into consideration the earlier Easter holiday period, passenger figures climbed from 7,511,431 during the same period in 2017, to 7,852,501 in March of this year.

Overall passenger numbers are up 1.1 percent during the first quarter of this year rising to 22,741,194 compared to 22,496,596 recorded during the same period in 2017.

The number of passenger flights in March fell 1.5 percent to 34,126 compared to 34,634 in 2017, however the passengers per flight continued to be above industry average in March with 230.

Year-to-date flight numbers came in at 98,839 down 1.8 percent compared to 100,638 recorded during the first quarter of 2017 and the average number of passengers per flight in the first three months of the year rose to 230, compared to 224 during the corresponding period in 2017, an increase of 2.7 percent.