Dubai Reports Throughput Rise for 2010

31 January 2011 (Last Updated January 31st, 2011 18:30)

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport, UAE, rose 15% to 47.2 million passengers in 2010, while cargo traffic rose 17.7% to 2.3 million tons. The results were attributed to the revival of the global economy. In December 2010, Dubai's passenger numbers rose to

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport, UAE, rose 15% to 47.2 million passengers in 2010, while cargo traffic rose 17.7% to 2.3 million tons.

The results were attributed to the revival of the global economy.

In December 2010, Dubai's passenger numbers rose to 4.2 million from 3.8 million a year earlier, according to Reuters.

Dubai International is the fifth-busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic volumes, and the fourth in international cargo volumes, according to state-owned Dubai Airports.