Dubai International's passenger traffic has grown to 7.6 million, exceeding all earlier records for the month of July.

The monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports shows passenger numbers in July reaching 7,616,792 compared to the 6,682,676 in July 2015, which is an increase of 14%.

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said: “This summer was the busiest in DXB’s history with daily traffic averaging a quarter of a million passengers across the three terminals.

"This summer was the busiest in DXB’s history with daily traffic averaging a quarter of a million passengers across the three terminals."

"We are pleased as much with the growth as we are with the way we managed service levels by implementing detailed operational plans, boosting staff levels, intensifying communication efforts with our business partners and customers during the peak period.”

In the first seven months of the year, 48,123,248 passengers took flights from the airport, which is a 7% increase compared to the 44,981,967 passengers in the same period of fiscal 2015.

The report noted that Eastern Europe, which saw passenger numbers increase by 33.4%, was the fastest growing region in July, followed by Asia (20.8%) and the Indian subcontinent (17.1%). 

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GCC traffic rose 16.2%, while North American traffic saw a 13.9% increase. 

India was the top destination country with 990,213 passengers, followed by the UK at 573,025 passengers, and Saudi Arabia at 475,841.

London, Doha, Mumbai, Kuwait and Bangkok figured in the list of the most popular destinations served by Dubai International.

Flight movements in the month reached 35,832, an increase of 5.8% compared to 33,855 in July 2015.

This year, flight movements have reached 243,035 compared to the 231,081 recorded during the same period in 2015.

Cargo volumes at the airport declined by 1.2% in July, decreasing from the 205,526t recorded last year to 203,153t in 2016.