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Dubai Airport sees 15% rise in traffic

Dubai Airports has posted a 15% rise in passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport in 2010 to 47.2 million last year, beating the airport's initial projection of 46.1 million, Reuters has reported. Cargo traffic grew 17.7% to 2.3 million tonnes in 2010 following a surge in air freight volumes during the first three quarters as the global economy recovered and companies cleared inventories globally, the airport said. Passenger numbers are projected to rise 11% this year to 52.2 million, the company said.