Cargo Volumes Rise at Dubai World Central

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Dubai World Central (DWC) saw cargo volumes increase 7.8% in the first quarter of 2013, according to a traffic report issued by owner Dubai Airports.

The airport, which is being prepared for the launch of passenger operations in October, handled 53,974 tonnes of freight in the first three months of this year, up from 50,062 tonnes handled in the same period in 2012.

Air traffic movements rose 16.8% to 4,104, compared to 3,513 during the first quarter of 2012.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, commented:  “Maintaining triple digit air freight traffic expansion is a difficult task, even in Dubai.  The next step in the evolution of the airport will see continued cargo traffic growth, the commencement of passenger operations slated for October 27 with launch carriers Wizz Air and nasair, and the hosting of its first ever Dubai Airshow from November 17.  All will play a role in building our new airport’s growing brand reputation.”

Dubai Airports’ total cargo volumes are expected to top 3 million tonnes by 2015.

 

(Image:  DWC)

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