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Monthly passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport rose by 11.7 percent numbering 6.8 million passengers compared to 6.1 million in June 2017.

Passenger traffic at Dubai International grew year-on-year by 4.5 percent after 7.85 million passengers travelled through the airport during the month of March.

Greece’s AEGEAN Airlines and Olympic Air jointly reported a 12 percent passenger traffic growth for the first quarter (Q1) of this year, welcoming 2.4 million passengers onboard their aircraft.

In November, 2017, passenger traffic at Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern airports grew 10.6 percent and 3.5 percent respectively compared to the same period last year, according to Airports Council International.

Muscat International Airport welcomed 14 million passengers in 2017, an increase of 16.7 percent over 2016.

WestJet announced December 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 83.6 percent, an increase of 2.8 percentage points year-on-year.

Low-cost airline Norwegian has revealed its rapid expansion plans for this year.

Viking Line welcomed 6,881,149 passengers in 2017, nearly six percent more than in 2016, marking its highest figures in history.

According to Dubai Airports, passenger traffic at Dubai International climbed 1.7 percent in September compared to the corresponding month in 2016, with the hub welcoming 7.2 million travellers.

International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a nearly double the four billion air travellers expected to fly this year.