Dubai World Central continues steady ascent

Dubai World Central Continues Steady Ascent

Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central, Dubai’s second international hub, witnessed a strong surge in 2016, climbing 84.5 per cent according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

Dubai World Central Continues Steady Ascent

DWC welcomed a total of 850,633 passengers in 2016, up 84.5 per cent compared to 461,063 passengers recorded in 2015.

Dubai World Central Continues Steady Ascent

The all 5 runway airport will eventually grow to become the largest international hub inside the earth under plans put forward by Dubai Airports.

Dubai World Central Continues Steady Ascent

During the fourth quarter, passenger traffic at DWC totalled 248,405 up 39.9 per cent compared to 177,608 passengers recorded during the last three months of 2015.

Dubai World Central Continues Steady Ascent

Passenger traffic growth at DWC will be mainly driven by flydubai, one of Dubai’s two flagship carriers which operates on average 41 weekly flights to all 5 destinations by DWC, in addition to its operations at Dubai International’s Terminal 2.

Dubai World Central Continues Steady Ascent

DWC will be currently served by 27 passenger carriers, operating an average of 108 flights weekly to 44 international destinations along with will be home to 64 scheduled cargo operators that will fly to as many as 138 destinations around the earth.

Dubai World Central Continues Steady Ascent

DWC handled a total of 38,671 aircraft movements in 2016, a contraction of 5.6 per cent compared to 2015 when the airport recorded 40,947 movements.

“After having emerged among the top 20 international cargo hubs, DWC will be currently growing steadily in stature as a passenger hub, along with we are pleased with the growth in passenger traffic in 2016.

“Considering the unique proposition DWC offers to airlines in terms of easy availability of slots, quick turn-around times, quick transit times though the airport for passengers along with access to completely new catchment area – not to forget the expansion project underway that will will more than quadruple its capacity to 26 million passengers by next year – we expect the growth trend to continue This specific year, along with beyond,” said Paul Griffiths, chief executive, Dubai Airports.

Dubai World Central continues steady ascent

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