Passenger numbers at Dubai International airport (DXB) were just shy of seven million for the month of November.
A total of 6,897,169 passengers used DXB during the month, almost one percent (-0.8%) down on the same month last year. In the year to date figures, 81,426,428 (+1.3%) have passed through the main airport in the emirate.
Wait times at immigration were again cut drastically - down 45 percent – thanks to increased use of smart gates by UAE residents.
India was once again the top destination for passengers, with total traffic reaching 1,032,662 during the month. Saudi Arabia climbed one rank to reach the second spot with 509,446 customers, followed by the UK with 466,459 customers. Other markets of note include the US (235,523 customers) and China (189,466). The US market is the fastest growing region (6.9%), followed closely by Africa at 6.8% and Eastern Europe growing 4.6%.
The top city was London, with 275,141 customers, followed by Mumbai (221,812) and New Delhi (183,680).
In terms of cargo, 237,059 tonnes of airfreight was handled at DXB (+0.6%), bringing the total cargo tonnage for the year to 2,407,050 (-0.8%).
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