Dubai airport passenger traffic up 11.7%

Emirates airline is one of many to fly from Dubai International Airport. (File photo: Shutterstock)

Passenger traffic through Dubai’s main airport - one of the world’s biggest - rose 11.7 percent from a year earlier to 5.68 million people in February, the airport operator said on Tuesday.

Dubai Airports cited the expansion of the networks of home carriers flydubai and Emirates. In the first two months of this year, passenger traffic climbed 13.5 percent to 12.08 million people.

Freight volume rose 3.4 percent in February to 188,702 tonnes.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43