Dubai Airports is on track to surpass its historical figure of 50 million in annual traffic this year as it recorded a 8.9 per cent year-on-year passenger growth in November.

The owner of world’s fourth busiest airport, Dubai International, said year-to-date passenger traffic in January-November 2011 reached 46.29 million last month, reflecting an increase of 7.8 per cent over the corresponding period last year. The passenger traffic in November reached 4.43 million compared to 4.07 million recorded during the same month in 2010.

Aircraft movements in November also increased 8.5 per cent to 29,093 from 26,823 in the same month last year. In the year-to-date January-November 2011 period, flight movements increased by six per cent to 296,799, compared to 279,888 during the same period in 2010.