Dubai airport passenger traffic up 12.8% in September

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Dubai International airport has reported 12.8% year-on-year growth in passenger traffic, with the Gulf hub handling 4.78 million people in September.

Flights to and from western Europe contributed the largest increase in total passenger numbers, followed by the Indian subcontinent, the Gulf Cooperation Council and Africa.

Aircraft movements for the month grew by 3.9% to 27,900, while cargo volumes at the airport increased 9.1% to 193,000t.