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H1 Surge in Passengers at DWC

In the first half of the year (H1), 554,993 passengers passed through Dubai World Central (DWC), a year-on-year rise of 35.3 percent, as revealed by Dubai Airports.

Compared to H1 2016, the average number of travellers per flight soared 34.4 percent to 121, while aircraft movements declined 11.1 percent to 18,371.

Moreover, freight volumes at the airport rose 3.2 percent to 443,835 tonnes.

“DWC’s continuing growth as an important travel and logistics hub is driven by advantages the facility offers to both airlines and passengers - from easy availability of slots to quick turn-around times, access to new catchment area, and quick transit times for passengers,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports.