Strong 8.9% tonnage growth in Q1 at DWC

Cargo traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew 8.9 per cent during the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, according to a report issued today by operator Dubai Airports.

DWC handled a total of 229,831 tonnes of freight between January and March 2018, up on the 211,144 tonnes during the corresponding period in 2017.

Belly traffic has been growing as a total of 15 passenger carriers also operate an average of 153 flights weekly to more than 30 international destinations across 10 countries from DWC in Q1, which is also home to 20 scheduled cargo operators that fly to as many as 68 destinations around the world.