Dubai World Central’s Air Cargo Volume Soars

Dubai World Central’s Air Cargo Volume Soars

Dubai Airports, which owns and manages Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central International Airport, today reported Dubai World Central handled 219,092 metric tons of air freight in 2012, a jump of 144 percent from 2011, the airport’s first full year of operations.

Dubai World Central’s average monthly air cargo volume in 2012 was 18,258 metric tons, compared with 7,477 metric tons in 2011.

Aircraft movements for the year totaled 16,317, up 99 percent from 8,198 recorded in 2011.

Additionally, Dubai International moved 2.3 million metric tons of air freight in 2012.

An increasing amount of Dubai Airports’ total cargo is expected to be handled at Dubai World Central in the years ahead, with cargo volume for both airports projected to top 3 million metric tons by 2015, the company said in a written statement.