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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • DEC ‘16 - JANUARY 2017 • Page 15 Dubai business grew 16pc in 2016 and DWC now a cargo hub - dnata DeSPiTe challenges in the aviation sector and increased economic pressures, dnata has reported strong growth in aircraft handling and passenger movement for 2016. Both its hubs posted gains - Dubai international Airport (DXB) and Dubai World central (DWc) handling more than 91.3 million passengers, 97.8 million bags and 431,978 aircraft movements between them. This represents more than a 16 per cent increase in the number of passen- gers using the airport, and a four per cent increase in the number of flights compared to 2015. The most-travelled sector from Dubai was Doha with over 2.99 million passengers and 3.2 million bags. on its busiest day of 2016, Decem- ber 23, dnata was supported by 18,529 staff who handled 281,388 passengers, 329, 341 bags and one aircraft move- ment every 73 seconds. The firm closed the year with 419,133 tonnes of cargo at DXB which is a monthly average of 46,570 tons and an eight per cent in- crease on the previous year. Al maktoum international Airport at Dubai World central (DWc) also saw a spike in passenger numbers, partly attributable to flyfubai’s growing opera- tions at the airport in 2016. The airport has also developed into a regional cargo hub, with a capacity to grow to 16 million tonnes per year. Dnata now handles more than 117,000 tonnes of cargo at DWc. currently dnata deploys 10,000 piec- es of gSe and vehicles, of which 2, 000 are motorised. in addition to Dubai, dnata has ground handling operations The WeSTeRn Australian division of the customs Brokers and Forwarders council of Australia (cBFcA) will stage its 2017 Regional convention and international Trade Ball on may 27 at the Rendezvous hotel at Scarborough Beach. event co-ordinator and manager John Park said both the day and evening events provide sponsors with opportu- nities to be involved and benefit from face to face exposure with members and guests. A web site for the event will be launched in February. in 74 other airports around the world, serving more than 250 airlines. “it’s been a challenging year, but our team has demonstrated unwavering commitment to delivering the highest standards to our customers,” said Steve Allen, rsvp Dnata Airport operations. “We have worked hard to stay agile, efficient and innovative; 2017 will require us to be even more tactile and responsive to the market.” CBFCA meet set for Perth’s Rendezvous Wellcamp owners call on govt to fund an ‘access overpass’ WiTh Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport shaping up not only as a credible inter- national air cargo portal but also a regional logistics hub, its owners have asked the Queensland government to fund an overpass on the Toowoomba Second Range crossing to provide improved access to the facility. The Wagner family says it will pay for the connecting road but hopes the government will fund the overpass, estimated to cost around $15 million. not only will the Wagners pay for the road, they also will build it themselves – the family has substantial construction and infrastructure resources. Their companies did most of the work in developing Brisbane West Wellcamp. The airport is being positioned as an export port, orientated heavily to perish- able cargo that requires optimum infrastructure support.