Air freight traffic at Dubai World Central rises by 7.7%

Air freight traffic at Dubai World Central rises by 7.7%

According to the year-end traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports, Air freight traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) increased by 7.7 per cent during 2015.
February 22, 2016
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During 2014, the volumes of air cargo totaled at 824,933 tonnes and has since then risen by 7.7 per cent in 2015 to 888,714 tonnes. Every year it seems that the cargo volumes seems to steadily increase despite there being a fall in the fourth quarter traffic by 9.9 per cent (228,770 tonnes) in 2015 as compared to the same quarter in 2014 (253,932 tonnes).

Due to the introductions of flights by flydubai in October 2015, the number of passengers increased by 62 per cent (179,781 travelers) who utilized the office amid the same period in 2014 (110,920 travelers).

For the entire year, DWC in 2014 welcomed 845,046 passengers and in 2015 had almost 45.2 per cent less passengers (463,236 passengers). The reason behind the large dip is mostly due to Dubai International conducted a runway refurbishment project which diminished them to a single runway airport inflating the amount cargo and passengers in 2014 as DWC operated additional services in order to compensate for Dubai International.

In 2015, aircraft movements in Q4 increased 12,052 which are 3.1 per cent higher when compared to the same period in 2014 (11,687 movements). For the entire year the aircraft movements decreased by 11.8 per cent in 2015 (42,055 movements) down from the previous year (47,655 Air freight traffic at Dubai World Central rises by 7.7%movements) because of the same reason why DWC has a decrease in the amount of cargo and passengers in 2015.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said that DWC is starting a new phase of its advancement as the office is getting ready for all the additional operations from flydubai. DWC has assumed the rank in the #18 position in terms of global freight volumes with the facility opening only five years ago. As passenger services keep on inclining up DWC, it will comparatively raise its status as an alluring alternative to DXB for travelers.”

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