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DWC cargo volume rises 7.1% in the first half

[ August 7, 2018   //   ]

Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew to 475,190 tonnes in first half 2018, a year-on-year increase of 7.1% compared to 443,835 tonnes recorded last year, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

 After a robust growth of nearly 9% in first quarter, cargo volumes at DWC reached 245,359 tonnes in the second quarter, up 5.4% compared to 232,691 tonnes during the same period last year.

 Flight movements during the first half totalled 16,069 compared to 18,373*, down 12.5% recorded during the corresponding period in 2017.

 During the period under review DWC was served by 8 passenger carriers, operating an average of 95 flights weekly to 14 international destinations and 26 scheduled cargo operators flying to as many as 70 destinations around the world.