Dubai Sept airport passenger traffic growth slows to 13 pct y/y

Reuters

DUBAI, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Passenger traffic through DubaiInternational Airport, one of the world's busiest, rose 13.1percent from a year earlier in September to 5.4 million people,airport authorities said on Tuesday.

The September clip is well down from August, when passengernumbers jumped 23.8 percent to a record 6.0 million, partlybecause of travel related to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

In the first nine months of this year, traffic grew 16.0percent to 49.4 million people.

Dubai Airports said eastern Europe was one of the strongestperformers in terms of percentage growth in September, fuelledby the expansion of low-cost carrier flydubai to newdestinations and Emirates' new service to Warsaw.

Cargo volume through the airport grew 1.8 percent from ayear earlier in September to 196,823 tonnes, and was up 6.6percent to 1.79 million tonnes in the first nine months.

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