Dubai International traffic reaches 5.9m passengers in June
29 July, 2015
Dubai International welcomed 5.9 million passengers in June, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic during June increased 16.7 per cent to 5,914,671, compared to 5,067,726 during the same month in 2014. The year to date traffic surged 10.4 per cent to reach 38,299,291, compared to 34,676,090 during the first half of 2014. The increase in traffic during June can be attributed to the runway refurbishment project between May and July last year, during which the airport was reduced to a single runway operation. The surge in traffic was countered by a drop in number of passengers during the holy month of Ramadan, which fell in June this year.