DUBAI Oct 3 Passenger traffic through Dubai
International Airport, the world's busiest for international
travel, rose 6.1 percent from a year earlier to a record 7.73
million people in August, the airport's operator said on Monday.
It cited additional capacity and new services introduced by
airlines including locally based Emirates and flydubai. In the
first eight months of this year, traffic expanded 6.9 percent to
55.85 million passengers.
Dubai International handled 201,100 tonnes of freight in
August, down 3.1 percent from a year ago; year-to-date cargo was
1.69 million tonnes, up 2.4 percent. Only some of Dubai's air
freight passes through Dubai International as another facility,
Dubai World Central, handles pure cargo operations.
(Reporting by Andrew Torchia; Editing by Dominic Evans)