Passenger numbers have continued to grow at Dubai International Airport in the UAE with 6.7 million customers being served in May 2016, a 7% increase when compared with the 6,267,640 travelers for the same month in 2015.
Dubai International welcomed 34,648,953 passengers for the first five months of 2016, also representing 7% growth when compared with the 32,384,620 passengers for the same period last year. Eastern Europe was the fastest growing region in May rising 16.6%, followed closely by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, which registered year-on-year growth of 16.3%.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, the airport operator, said, “With near record numbers expected in the coming weeks as a result of the seasonal travel peak, we are looking at solid growth for the first half of 2016. Our focus is on maintaining and enhancing service levels, despite the high volumes.
“As is the case every year, we are prepared with additional staff at all touchpoints, including our May I Help You personnel, to assist and guide passengers. We have also launched the Hangout@DXB campaign to inform, entertain and surprise passengers.
“The idea is to encourage passengers flying out on holidays to arrive early to the airport to ensure a smooth start to their journey while making the most of the wide array of dining, shopping and relaxation options we have on offer at the airport.”