In April, global passenger traffic reached record levels with a growth of 9.3 percent year-on-year, as revealed by Airports Council International.
Despite sluggish global market challenges, the UAE is forecast to lead the Middle East's passenger growth this year, with an annual increase of more than 6.3 percent according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Dubai International was the world’s busiest gateway in terms of global figures in 2015, with 77.5 million international passengers, a year-on-year boost of 10.7 percent, as shown in data released by Airports Council International.
Middle Eastern airports reported a 3.4 percent increase in the volume of passengers in June, with the slower than usual pace of improvement reflecting the timing of Ramadan.
A notable year-on-year increase of 9.7 percent was recorded in passenger numbers at Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in July.
Passenger volumes at Abu Dhabi International Airport surged 7.9 percent year-on-year in July, with 2,267,572 travellers on record. Total arrivals at the hub rose 10.4 percent to 1,074,022,
Traffic at Dubai International continued to rise in March with 7.2 million guests passing through the airport, noting a 7.4 percent year-on-year surge. As a result, passenger numbers in the first quarter of the year rose to nearly 21 million, a 6.8 percent increase.
dnata celebrated 30 years of providing special handling services to passengers with disabilities at Dubai International, by participating in AccessAbilities Expo.
According to X Jets’ management, reforming the traffic in the Middle East’s upper airspace would be a powerful catalyst to the region’s aviation sector.