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Airport Council International Asia-Pacific has revealed that in June, passenger traffic across Middle Eastern gateways soared 3.3 percent year-on-year.

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced the enhancement of its current sponsorship of German football club FC Bayern München as a platinum sponsor, asserting Qatar’s role as a global leader in sports.

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 3,609,875 passengers in the first half of the year (H1), up 5.4 percent, while aircraft movements rose 0.7 percent year-on-year, and the amount of cargo handled dropped 1.7 percent over H1 2016.

In June, the hub served 628,787 travellers, a jump of 14 percent over the corresponding month in 2016. Moreover, ACM and cargo also grew, up 8.9 percent and 22.2 percent, respectively.

“We are delighted to see such great results during the month of June, which witnessed the celebration of Eid Al Fitr, as well as an upsurge in travels by both locals and foreigners looking for a change of scenery and new experiences,” commented Kjeld Binger, CEO, Airport International Group


According to Dubai Airports, 554,993 passengers passed through Dubai World Central (DWC) in the first six months of the year (H1), a year-on-year surge of 35.3 percent.

Dubai Airports revealed that in the first half of this year (H1), the number of passengers that passed through Dubai International surpassed 43.05 million, up 6.3 percent year-on-year.

Bahrain International Airport welcomed 579,511 travellers in June, a slight decrease of 1.2 percent over the same period in 2016, while its freight division soared 6.9 percent with 18,843 tonnes of cargo transported.