Dubai airport traffic soars by 9.5%

Travellers are seen at the Emirates terminal at Dubai International Airport, Jan. 7, 2013. (File photo: Reuters)

Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier in November to 5.3 million people, airport authorities said on Monday.

Western Europe recorded the largest increase in total passenger numbers in November, followed by the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Dubai Airports said in a statement.

Year-to-date passengers totaled 60.4 million people, an increase of 15.3 percent.

Cargo volumes rose 11.6 percent from a year earlier to 223,195 tonnes in November, and by 6.7 percent to 2.2 million
tonnes in the first 11 months of 2013.

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