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Healthy traffic growth continues in Dubai

Dubai International Airport's passenger traffic surpassed the four million mark for the second consecutive month in November, and for the third time in 2010, according to the latest traffic data released by Dubai Airports.

Dubai International’s passenger traffic surpassed the four million mark for the second consecutive month in November and for the third time in 2010 according to traffic data released today by Dubai Airports.

The airport handled a total of 4,070,296 passengers, up 15.1% from the 3,535,882 in November 2009.

Year-to-date passenger numbers reached 42,921,782 compared to the 37,123,392 recorded in the corresponding period in 2009, an increase of 15.6%.

Routes to and from the Indian subcontinent (+120,534 passengers), AGCC countries (+103,536) and Western Europe (+90,550), recorded the largest increases in passenger numbers.

“We are crossing a new traffic threshold, with our average monthly passenger numbers for 2010 shooting up by over 500,000 passengers per month to 3.9 million,” remarks Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.

“Based on our current growth rates and our projections for next year, the four million passenger number should become the norm in 2011.

"Our New Year’s resolution is to efficiently manage that growth by augmenting capacity on the ground and in the air while continuing to enhance service levels across the airport.”

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