Dubai Airports Says Cargo Traffic Could Double by 2015

5 May 2010 (Last Updated May 5th, 2010 18:30)

Dubai Airports said it believes its cargo traffic will soar to 48% by 2015, as economic conditions improve around the world. Cargo tonnage handled at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the new Al Maktoum International (DWC), due to open later this year, will reach three million tonne

Dubai Airports said it believes its cargo traffic will soar to 48% by 2015, as economic conditions improve around the world.

Cargo tonnage handled at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the new Al Maktoum International (DWC), due to open later this year, will reach three million tonnes by 2015 from 1.9 million in 2009.

Freight volumes are expected to rise by 12.2% in 2010.

The first phase of Central-Al Maktoum International Airport will open for cargo airlines this year.

The airport will include a single A380 compatible runway, 64 remote stands and a cargo terminal building with a capacity of 250,000t each year, expandable to 600,000.

The operator has plans to optimise cargo capability of DWC and DXB to achieve the anticipated traffic growth in 2015.