Dubai International Airport records 1.5mln passengers in May 2021

The airport registered 179,233 tonnes of cargo

  
Passengers walk at Dubai International Airport as Emirates airline resumed limited outbound passenger flights amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, UAE April 27, 2020.

Passengers walk at Dubai International Airport as Emirates airline resumed limited outbound passenger flights amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dubai, UAE April 27, 2020.

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Dubai: The total number of passengers at Dubai International Airport (DXB) reached 1.47 million in May 2021, up from 42,210 in the same month of 2020.

On a monthly basis, the total number of passengers at DXB decreased by 21% in May, compared to 1.872 million in April 2021, according to the latest statistics by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA).

During the first five months of 2021, Dubai International Airport recorded around 9.09 million passengers, down 50% from the year-ago period.

As for the cargo movement, the airport registered 179,233 tonnes last month, compared to 112,224 tonnes in the same month of the earlier year.

It is noteworthy to mention that in July 2020, Dubai Airports resumed their operation following a three-month suspension due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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