DXB cargo tonnage in Q3 shows surge of 12.3% YoY
Propelled by growth throughout the first three quarters of the year and anticipation of an exceptional surge in guest numbers in the final quarter, Dubai Airports is forecasting exponential growth for its next quarter. According to Dubai Airports, cargo has continued to gain momentum in the third quarter registering a surge of 12.3 per cent year on year to reach 446,400 tonnes. The performance this year has helped level out a double-digit contraction in cargo recorded at the end of last year. The hub recorded 1.3 million tonnes of cargo in the first nine months of the year, registering a minor decline of under 1 per cent. Flight movements in Q3 surged by 5.1 per cent in the third quarter to reach 106,000. DXB handled 308,000 in total flight movements between January and September, up 25.2 per cent year on year.