Dubai Airport April Traffic Jumps 13.2 Percent CheapOair Staff May 19, 2011 general Dubai Airport traffic spikes in April In April 2010 Dubai International Airport suffered greatly from the ash cloud in Iceland that forced hundreds of flights to be grounded worldwide. One year later and Dubai's airport has seen a 13.2 percent jump in passenger traffic last month. A total of 4.23 million people passed through the airport in April and year-to-date arrivals were up 8.5 percent to 16.5 million. The CEO of Dubai Airport, Paul Griffiths, commented on the news: "We have surpassed the four million passenger mark three out of the first four months of the year and that trend is set to continue." Griffiths added, "Our busiest summer ever is just around the corner and we will be working hard to maintain high service levels and ensure the comfort of our customers."