Revealed: Top 10 busiest cargo airports in Middle East, 2015

According to data compiled by Airports Council International (ACI)
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Rank: 10
\nAirport: Muscat International Airport (MCT)
\nCountry: Muscat, Oman
\nCargo volume in 2015: 134,565 tonnes

\nMuscat International Airport recorded 134,565 tonnes of cargo in 2015, an increase of 10.2 per cent on 2014.
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Rank: 9
\nAirport: Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)
\nCountry: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
\nCargo volume in 2015: 183,824 tonnes

\nThe emirate of Sharjah’s airport recorded a 23.5 per cent decrease in cargo for 2015, however remained in the list of top 10 Middle East airports, handling 183,824 tonnes.
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Rank: 8
\nAirport: Kuwait International Airport (KWI)
\nCountry: Kuwait
\nCargo volume in 2015: 186,847 tonnes

\nRecording a marginal increase of 1.4 per cent, Kuwait International Airport handled 186,847 tonnes of cargo in 2015.
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Rank: 7
\nAirport: Bahrain International Airport (BAH)
\nCountry: Manama, Bahrain
\nCargo volume in 2015: 207,933 tonnes

\nSurpassing the 200,000 tonnes mark, Bahrain handled 207,933 tonnes of cargo during the 12 months in 2015, an increase of 5.2 per cent.
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Rank: 6
\nAirport: King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED)
\nCountry: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
\nCargo volume in 2015: 245,917 tonnes

\nRegistering the second largest cargo increase in 2015, Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport handled 245,917 tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 19.6 per cent.
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Rank: 5
\nAirport: King Khaled International Airport (RUH)
\nCountry: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
\nCargo volume in 2015: 322,985 tonnes

\nUnlike its sister airport, Riyadh’s King Khaled International registered a double digit decrease in its cargo handling last year, registering a drop of 12.9 per cent in 2015, to 322,985 tonnes.
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Rank: 4
\nAirport: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
\nCountry: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
\nCargo volume in 2015: 841,515 tonnes

\nWith an increase of 4.4 per cent year-on-year, Abu Dhabi International Airport handled 841,515 tonnes of cargo in 2015.
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Rank: 3
\nAirport: Dubai World Central (DWC)
\nCountry: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
\nCargo volume in 2015: 890,883 tonnes

\nThe airport entered the top three for cargo handing last year, recording a double digit year-on-year increase of 13 per cent, having handled 890,883 tonnes.
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9 of 10
Rank: 2
\nAirport: Hamad International Airport (DOH)
\nCountry: Doha, Qatar
\nCargo volume in 2015: 1,454,952 tonnes

\nQatar’s Hamad International Airport registered the largest cargo handling increase out of the top 10 in 2015. The airport marked a year-on-year increase of 46 per cent, registering 1,454,952 tonnes.
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Rank: 1
\nAirport: Dubai International Airport (DXB)
\nCountry: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
\nCargo volume in 2015: 2,505,507 tonnes

\nTaking poll position in cargo and passenger traffic, Dubai International Airport recorded 2,505,507 tonnes of cargo in 2015, an increase of 4.5 per cent on 2014 figures.