Dubai: Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central, the emirate’s second airport, jumped 26.1 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of this year to 119,000 passengers.

The figure brings total passenger numbers in the first nine months of 2018 to 637,176, a decline of 1.9 per cent year-on-year, according to operator Dubai Airports.

The operator said that outlook for traffic in the fourth quarter is positive on the back of the seasonal rush of tourists typically seen in the winter, as well as the launch of new services.