Airport update 26 September

AUGUST airfreight volumes dropped 7.9 per cent at Dubai (UAE). The airport handled 182,781 metric tonnes compared to 198,543 tonnes during the same period in 2010. Year-to-date, Dubai has seen a contraction of 1.2 per cent.
More than 1,134 metric tonnes of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport (US) in August, an increase of 5.4 per cent compared to August 2010.
In Oman Muscat Airport saw a freight increase of three per cent in August, totalling 65,800 tonnes compared to 63,907 tonnes in the same period in 2010. Salalah Airport recorded a five per cent rise in freight.
7.3 tonnes of cargo came through Melbourne Airport (Australia) in August, up 22.5 per cent. 
The airport has had more than one million pounds of cargo so far this year, a huge increase over the 100,000 pounds of cargo it saw at this point in 2010, helped by Antonov An-225s visits.
Air cargo operations have begun at Ojhar Airport (India) following the Rs.70 crore (US$14.1m) upgrade of facilities. Ojhar is marketing itself as a cargo alternative to the congestion at Mumbai.

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