Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) reached 7.6 million in April – a slight fall of 0.1 per cent on the same month last year – according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.
The monthly traffic in April totalled 7,613,155, remaining virtually flat compared to 7,622,946 passengers recorded during the same month in 2017. The year to date traffic reached 30,354,349 passengers, up 0.8 per cent compared to 30,119,542 recorded during the first four months of 2017.
Eastern Europe was the fastest expanding market with traffic growing 28 per cent, followed by CIS (17.7 per cent) and Africa (9.9 per cent). India maintained its position as the top destination country by passenger numbers with a total of 1,027,267 passengers during the month. Saudi Arabia was placed second with 556,640 passengers, followed by the UK with 530,404 passengers and Pakistan with 369,493 passengers.
London was the top destination city with 315,979 passengers, followed by Mumbai (202,981 passengers), and Jeddah (185,017 passengers).
The average number of passengers per movement during April remained high at 230 compared to 225 during the corresponding month in 2017, an increase of 2.2 per cent.