Cargo Handling at DXB Airport Down 18.9% in First Half of 2022

Cargo Handling at DXB Airport Down 18.9% in First Half of 2022

Runway closure and diversion of air freight to Dubai World Central affects volumes

DXB handled 390,520 tonnes of cargo in the second quarter, bringing the total freight volume for the first six months of 2022 to 910,075 tonnes, a contraction of 18.9%.

DXB’s cargo traffic was impacted during the second quarter by the moving of major freight operators back to Dubai World Central (DWC) in March.

As a significant portion of the cargo traffic at DXB is carried within the hold of passenger aircraft, the total cargo throughput was affected by the reduction in capacity due to the northern runway refurbishment programme, which took place between 9th May and 22nd June.

Passenger traffic saw a steady surge of growth throughout the second quarter propelling Dubai International’s (DXB) half yearly traffic to 27.9 million passengers, just 1.2 million shy of the airport’s total annual traffic last year. This, despite the 45-day closure of the northern runway.

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