Published on : Friday, May 10, 2019
Dubai International Airport (DXB) welcomed 22.2 (22,230,810) million passengers in the first quarter of 2019. It was a decline by 2.2 per cent for the same period last year. The fall is attributed to reduced flights and a shift in the timing of the Easter holiday.
In terms of top destinations, India held its position as DXB’s top destination country by passenger numbers. Its passenger traffic reached 3,121,809 with the boost coming from city destinations Mumbai, Delhi and Cochin. Saudi Arabia was number two on the list with 1,745,750 customers, followed closely by the United Kingdom with 1,511,917customers.
Other destination countries of note with respect to Dubai International Airport include Pakistan (1,159,722 customers), the U.S. (764,489 customers), Germany (690,062 customers), China (620,013) and Russia (414,445). The top three cities were London (871,180 customers), Mumbai (624,442) and Jeddah (605,628 customers).
GCC was the fastest growing region with growth of 3.8 per cent, followed by North America with 2.7 per cent growth.
In terms of flights the total passenger flights during the first three months of 2019 totaled 95,857. It was a decline by 3 per cent from last year partially due to the grounding of 737 Max aircraft in effect since March 13 in the UAE.
In terms of baggage volumes; 13.3 million bags (-0.9 per cent) passed through the airport’s 175 km long baggage system during the first quarter of the year.