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Dubai International Airporr has recorded its 10th successive month of handling more than five million passengers.

Operator Dubai Airports says traveller numbers traffic totalled 5,667,698 in October, up 15.1% from 4,923,246 recorded during the same month in 2012.

The year-to-date figures climbed 15.9% to 55,046,863 compared to 47,488,586 in the corresponding period last year.

Aircraft movements in October rose 9.1% to 32,279 from 29,578 recorded during the same month in 2012.

The year to date movements totaled 305,596, up 7.8% from 283,551 movements between January and October 2012.

And it handles 208,695 tonnes of cargo in October, an increase of 3% over 202,619 tonnes recorded during the month last year. 

The year to date freight volumes reached 1,994,234 tonnes compared to 1,877,616 tonnes handled during the corresponding period last year, an increase of 6.2 per cent. 

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, says growth in passenger traffic at Dubai International has been better than expected so far this year and the airport is on track to exceed the projected annual figure of 65.4 million by a margin. 

“The record aircraft order at the recently concluded Dubai Airshow 2013, a considerable part of which was placed by Emirates airline, is a clear indication that our more than five decade track record for growth is not only set to continue but get better.

“The ongoing expansion of Dubai’s aviation infrastructure is in preparation to welcome that growth,” Griffiths says.