Dubai airport Nov passenger traffic up 9.5 pct y/y

DUBAI Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:29am EST

DUBAI Dec 30 (Reuters) - Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier in November to 5.3 million people, airport authorities said on Monday.

Western Europe recorded the largest increase in total passenger numbers in November, followed by the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Dubai Airports said in a statement.

Year-to-date passengers totalled 60.4 million people, an increase of 15.3 percent.

Cargo volumes rose 11.6 percent from a year earlier to 223,195 tonnes in November, and by 6.7 percent to 2.2 million tonnes in the first 11 months of 2013.