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Dubai's second airport sees cargo boost, passenger decline in H1

Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central grow to 475,190 tonnes in the first half of the year, up 7.1%

Dubai's second airport sees cargo boost, passenger decline in H1

Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew to 475,190 tonnes in the first half of the year, up 7.1 percent compared to 443,835 tonnes recorded in the same period last year.

According to operator Dubai Airports, cargo volumes at DWC reached 245,359 tonnes in the second quarter, up 5.4 percent.

Passenger traffic at DWC totalled 517,813 passengers in the first half of 2018, down 6.7 percent compared to 554,993 passengers recorded in the first half of 2017.

In terms of passenger volumes, the top regions for DWC were Commonwealth of Independent States with 271,000 passengers, followed by Eastern Europe (98,633), Western Europe (89,559), and the Middle East (49,671).

Flight movements during the first half totalled 16,069 compared to 18,373, down 12.5 percent while the average passenger number per flight was 163 compared to 121 during the first half in 2017, an increase of 34.7 percent.

During the period under review, DWC was served by eight passenger carriers, operating an average of 95 flights weekly to 14 international destinations and 26 scheduled cargo operators flying to as many as 70 destinations around the world.

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