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Dubai International's freight volume balloons

By control on May 30, 2013

Dubai International Airport has seen freight volumes grow, according to the April traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

Freight volumes increased by 7.3 percent to 199,985 tonnes compared to April 2012. The year-to-date cargo totaled 784,832 tonnes, up 11.5 percent from the first four months of 2013.

“It is very clear that our growth rate has picked up, and that should continue at a similar pace into the next quarter and beyond. Given the central role aviation plays in a country’s GDP, this also bodes well for the increasingly robust local economy,” Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said. “Accordingly, we are continually increasing capacity at Dubai International, the most recent example of which was the opening of the first phase of expansion at Terminal 2.”