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Dubai International Passenger Traffic Increases

Dubai International welcomed 6.9 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

Passenger traffic at the airport reached 6,865,296 in October compared to 6,420,208 recorded in the corresponding month in 2016, an increase of 6.9 percent. Year-to-date, passenger numbers have risen 5.9 percent to 73,433,846 compared to 69,366,094 recorded during the first ten months of 2016.

South America was the top region among markets with the highest growth rate in October having increased by 39.9 percent, followed by Eastern Europe with an increase of 23.5 percent.

During the month under review, London was the top destination city out of Dubai with 327,400 passengers followed by Mumbai 219,512 passengers and New Delhi 184,754 passengers.