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Volumes rise of 4.7% in May at Dubai International

Volumes rise of 4.7% in May at Dubai International

Dubai International Airport has seen freight volumes continue to grow steadily in May reaching 226,916 tonnes compared to 216,712 tonnes in May 2015, and increase of 4.7 per cent.

During the first five months of 2016 cargo volumes handled at Dubai International reached 1,055,850 tonnes, up four per cent compared to the 1,015,482 tonnes handled during the same period last year.

The hub has seen volumes rise in every month this year. In April, it saw cargo volumes increase 4.8 per cent, in March it was up 0.1 per cent, in February is grew by 2.5 per cent and in January freight rose by 8.2 per cent.

Operator Dubai Airports chief executive officer, Paul Griffiths explains that the gateway is looking at solid growth for the first half of 2016 and is focused on maintaining and enhancing service levels.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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