Passenger numbers up at DWC
Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) increased by 161 per cent in the third quarter, according to a report issued by Dubai Airports. The airport welcomed 191,950 passengers during the period compared to 73,466 passengers in the third quarter of 2015. The year to date traffic totalled 602,228 passengers, up 112 per cent compared to the first nine months of last year. Passenger traffic at the airport is mainly driven by flydubai, which, in addition to its operations at Dubai International’s Terminal 2, operates 35 weekly flights to five destinations from DWC. Qatar Airways and Wizz Air are the two other major carriers carrying out scheduled passenger operations from DWC. Carriers operate an average of 140 flights weekly to 10 international destinations from the airport.