Dubai International Airport (DXB) handled a record 7.7 million passengers in August, it reported on Monday.

Passenger traffic at DXB reached 7,727,105 in compared to 7,282,256 in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 6.1 percent, according to the monthly traffic report from operator Dubai Airports.

Year-to-date passenger traffic totalled 55,850,353 passengers as of August, an increase of 6.9 percent from 52,264,223 recorded in the first eight months of 2015.

Dubai Airports said the “seasonal rush of travellers” – in particular, UAE residents returning for the start of the 2016-17 academic year – boosted the latest figures, as well as additional capacity and new services from carriers including Emirates and Flydubai.

The average number of passengers per flight during the month was 237 – one of the highest DXB has ever seen, Dubai Airports said. More info

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