By Staff www.emirates247.com
The surge in freight volumes at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) continued in the third quarter of 2014 with triple-digit growth, according to traffic report issued on Tuesday by operator Dubai Airports.
DWC recorded 243,284 tonnes of freight in the third quarter, a sharp increase of 462.5 per cent from 43,252 tonnes recorded during the corresponding period in 2013. The spike, fuelled mainly by the completion of the shift of all pure cargo flights, including Emirates SkyCargo, from Dubai International to Al Maktoum International (DWC) in May this year. The year-to-date cargo in September reached 519,851 tonnes, up 255.6 per cent from 146,181 tonnes recorded during the first nine months of 2013, the operator said.
Passenger numbers totalled 155,997 in the third quarter as a result of temporary flights operated by some passenger airlines during the runway upgrade project at Dubai International between May 1 and July 20. The year-to-date passenger traffic (January-September) totalled 734,126. More info