Printversion 

MICE-Contact News Archive

Arabian Travel Market 2017: Traffic boom at Dubai World Central

Apr 26, 2017

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central, the emirate’s second international hub, grew an impressive 29.5 per cent during the first quarter of 2017. Some 333,780 passengers passed through the facility during the period, compared to 257,813 in the same period in 2016 according to Dubai Airports, which also released its 2017 forecast for DWC passenger numbers.

“DWC is starting to make its mark as an emerging regional hub.

“We expect to surpass the 1 million passenger mark for the first time this year with 1.1 million expected to use the airport in 2017,” said Dubai Airports, chief executive, Paul Griffiths.

The top five destinations served by DWC, in terms of total passenger numbers, during the first three months of the year were Doha, Moscow, Kathmandu, Amman and Budapest.

Aircraft movements at DWC (passenger, cargo, general aviation and helicopters) totalled 9,811, down 8.9 per cent over the 10,774 recorded during the first quarter of 2016.

Air freight volumes at DWC increased 6.5 per cent during the first three months of the year with 211,144 tonnes being handled compared to 198,295 during the same period last year.

After first opening for cargo in June 2010, DWC is already ranked as the 20th busiest airport globally for international air freight volumes.

DWC is currently served by 18 passenger carriers, operating an average of 103 flights weekly to 24 international destinations and is home to 42 scheduled cargo operators that fly to as many as 108 destinations around the world.

“The expansion of the existing passenger terminal building is well underway and will boost capacity at DWC to 26 million passengers by next year,” added Griffiths.

“DWC remains an important element of our strategy to provide timely capacity to accommodate passenger and cargo traffic growth. DWC offers airlines easy availability of slots, quick turn-around times and access to new catchment area while passengers benefit from short walking distances and quit transit times though the airport.” Source: breakingtravelnews

 

 

About MICE-Contact:

MICE-Contact is one of the most popular international leading Media and PR Magazine dedicated to the global meeting industry. The weekly "MICE-Business Travel News" is subscribed by more than 93,700 MICE executives, key buyers and journalists around the globe.

MICE-Contact cooperates closely with a number of organisations and we are represented at all major trade fairs around the globe and exclusively cover the newest trend and events. Our readership works and represents the business travel industry and appreciates our first-hand reporting which is editing by professional journalists.
Our press distribution reaches thousands of travel professionals and hundreds of journalists from all over the world.

Submit your press release here

All marketing and PR solutions at a glance

Calendar of Events 2017

By: MC Media Group International Global Office Berlin | Editor-in-Chief Werner Kreis

Contact email: info@mice-contact.com