Dubai World Central handles 90,000 tonnes of cargo in 2011


Staff Report

Dubai: The Dubai World Central airport handled 89,729 tonnes of air freight during its first full calendar year of operations last year, Dubai Airports said in a statement on Monday.

The airport body owns and manages operations and development of the two Dubai airports – Dubai International and DWC.

As per the 2011 traffic statistics, DWC’s average monthly air cargo volumes totalled 7,477 tonnes compared to 795 tonnes per month recorded during the airport’s first half [year] operations in 2010. Cargo transit traffic, meanwhile, constituted 32,989 tonnes or 37 per cent of volume.

Aircraft movements for the year came in at 8,198 of which 3,609 (44 per cent) were commercial cargo flights, 4,548 (55.5 per cent) were test and training flights and 41 (0.5 per cent) were general aviation operations, statistics reveal. During 2011, 36 airlines operated into DWC, predominantly as cargo charter operations, Dubai Airports stated. More info