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Dubai World Central cargo traffic rises 9.1% so far in 2017

Passenger traffic at Dubai's second airport also rises 7.9% in first nine months of the year

Dubai World Central cargo traffic rises 9.1% so far in 2017

Cargo traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew by 9.1 percent during the first nine months of the year, according to operator Dubai Airports.

It said in a statement that DWC handled a total of 704,735 tonnes of freight year to date September compared to 645,698 tonnes during the corresponding period in 2016.

Passenger traffic at DWC totalled 649,627 in the first nine months of the year, a growth of 7.9 percent compared to 602,228 passengers, it added.

Eastern Europe was the top contributor to the traffic at DWC with 253,650 passengers, followed by the GCC (174,563 passengers), and Middle East (82,978 passengers).

During the period under review, some of the top destination cities for passenger volumes were Moscow (87,422 passengers), Kathmandu (58,534), and Amman (42,832).

Flight movements during the first nine months of the year reached 24,875, down 15.3 percent compared to 29,380 during the same period in 2016.

Between January and September, the average passengers per flight grew by 29.9 percent to 120 compared to 93 during the same period last year.

A total of four passenger carriers operate an average of 74 flights weekly to 18 international destinations across 12 countries from DWC, which is also home to 23 scheduled cargo operators that fly to as many as 68 destinations around the world.

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