Dubai Airports airfreight up

DUBAI Airports recorded a 1.9 per cent increase in cargo traffic for July. Dubai Airports Cargo handled 160,289 tonnes of freight for the month compared to 157,253 tonnes during the same period last year. Year-to-date cargo volumes total 1,035,118 tonnes compared to 1,038,807 tonnes in 2008, a marginal fall of 0.3 per cent.

Paul Griffiths (right), chief executive officer of Dubai Airports, said: “Considering that airports around the world continue to record sharp decline in freight traffic, we have fared well.”

The ACI international freight traffic monthly ranking lists Dubai Airports Cargo as the world’s fourth busiest for international air cargo volumes, ahead of Tokyo, Shanghai and Frankfurt.

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