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Passenger traffic across the Middle East continued recording growth in March at four percent year-on-year, according to Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific data.

According to CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Cairo International Airport welcomed 1.4 million passengers in August, registering 5.9 percent increase compared to the corresponding month in 2016.

In July, global passenger traffic reached record levels with a growth of 6.8 percent year-on-year, as revealed by Airports Council International.

Sharjah International Airport revealed that in July, the number of passengers passing through its doors reached one million, marking an 8.2 percent increase compared to the corresponding month in 2016.


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

 

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.

According to Airports Council International, record levels of global passenger traffic were seen in April, with a 9.3 year-on-year increase, primarily fuelled by international travellers, up 14.3 percent.

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 689,674 passengers in April, a year-on-year jump of 14.6 percent.

Abu Dhabi International Airport handled over two million passengers in April, a 5.6 percent increase over the corresponding month in 2016.

According to Airports Council International, the number of passengers travelling through Middle Eastern airports in March rose 2.3 percent year-on-year, contributing to the 4.9 percent jump observed in the first quarter (Q1).