DWC cargo volume rises 7.1% in the first half of 2018

Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew to 475,190 tonnes in the first half of the year – a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 7.1 per cent compared to 443,835 tonnes recorded last year,

Operator Dubai Airports said after a robust growth of nearly nine per cent in first quarter, cargo volumes at DWC reached 245,359 tonnes in the second quarter, up 5.4 per cent on the 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 per cent recorded during the corresponding period in 2017.

DWC is served by eight belly carriers, operating an average of 95 flights weekly to 14 international destinations and 26 scheduled freighter operators flying to 70 destinations around the world.