Dubai World Central welcomes over 8 lakh passengers in 2016

Published on : Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dubai World CentralDubai’s second international hub, Dubai World Central (DWC), welcomed a total of 850,633 passengers in 2016, according to the traffic report issued by the operator, Dubai Airports, today.

 

DWC posted 84.5 percent increase last year as compared to 461,063 passengers recorded in 2015. During the fourth quarter, passenger traffic at DWC totalled 248,405, up 39.9 percent compared to 177,608 passengers, recorded, during the last three months of 2015.

 

Air freight volumes at DWC showed a slight increase during 2016, with 897,998 tonnes, up 0.8 percent, compared to 890,912 tonnes during 2015. Cargo volumes registered strong growth in the fourth quarter with 252,300 tonnes of air freight, up 10.3 percent compared to 228,770 tonnes recorded in Q4 of 2015.

 

DWC handled a total of 38,671 aircraft movements in 2016, a contraction of 5.6 percent compared to 2015, when the airport recorded 40,947 movements. Aircraft movements during the fourth quarter of 2016 totalled 9,290, down 21 percent compared to 11,763, recorded in Q4 of 2015.

 

DWC is currently served by 27 passenger carriers, operating an average of 108 flights weekly, to 44 international destinations, and is home to 64 scheduled cargo operators, that fly to as many as 138 destinations around the world.

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