Dubai World Central Airport records 95.4 per cent increase in passengers in first half of 2016

Posted: 31-Aug-16 09:18

Dubai World Central Airport (DWC), the second airport in the emirate, has recorded twice the amount of passengers in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period last year. According to the operator Dubai Airports, numbers increased by 95.4 per cent, with a total of 410,278 visitors recorded between January and June. The main air carrier at DWC Airport is FlyDubai which operates 35 weekly flights to five destinations.

Dubai World Central Airport records 95.4 per cent increase in passengers in first half of 2016

Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central, has recorded a staggering increase of visitors during the first half of 2016. The airport welcomed 410,278 passengers between January and June this year, an increase of 95.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2015.

According to a recent traffic report from Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai World Central Airport, passengers were mostly driven by FlyDubai, one of the main air carriers in Dubai. The airline operates 35 flights a week to five destinations rom DWC, and it also operates flights from Terminal 2 at the emirate’s main airport Dubai International.

Dubai World Central Airport operates around 174 flights a week to 39 destinations worldwide via 17 air carriers. The airport also has 34 scheduled cargo operators that travel to a network of 141 global destinations. Paul Griffiths, the Chief Executive of Dubai Airports, stated:

“We are very pleased with the way DWC has performed in the first half and look forward to all round growth during the remainder of the year.”

Mr Griffiths added:

“Already one of the world’s top 20 international cargo hubs, we hope to see DWC play an increasingly important role for passenger operations as it undergoes expansion to accommodate 26 million passengers by 2018.”

Dubai World Central Airport opened in June, 2010 initially for cargo transport. Located south of Dubai City, in 2013 it opened terminals with capacity for five to seven million passengers and is served by airlines including FlyDubai, Wizzair and Qatar Airways.

Dubai’s main airport, Dubai International (DXB), is the one of the world’s busiest airport with more than 70 million passengers recorded last year. The facility operates flights to 260 destinations worldwide via 140 scheduled airlines, including world-class carriers such as Emirates. Located three miles east of Dubai City in the Al Garhoud district, the airport has four terminals, including the recently opened Concourse D terminal which opened earlier this year.

Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates and one of the world’s most popular destinations for leisure and business travellers. The emirate is famously known for its unique architecture including the soaring 160-storey Burj Khalifa, and huge tourist attractions such as the Dubai Mall with 1,200 retail stores, the huge Wild Wadi Water Park, the Dubai Fountains with water jets that dance to music and colourful lights, and the manmade Palm Islands with pristine beaches and luxury hotels.

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