Abu Dhabi passenger traffic up 9.2pc in July
Abu Dhabi, August 24, 2010
Abu Dhabi International Airport has registered an increase of 9.2 per cent in passenger traffic for July when compared to the same period last year, according to data released by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
For the first time in the airport’s history, more than one million passengers travelled through the airport in any one single month, ADAC said in its monthly traffic report.
The aircraft movements increased by 10.1 per cent, while cargo traffic increased by 12.3 per cent with a total of 36,755 tons transported through the airport.
The ADAC said the July results indicated that North America was the region witnessing the largest growth as passengers traffic grew by 76 per cent in July, followed by Southern Africa with a 27 per cent rise and Europe in the third spot with a 15 per cent increase compared to the same month last year.
Ahmed Al Haddabi, senior vice president (Airports Operations) ADAC, said, 'In July, we have celebrated our busiest month to date at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones.'
'The traffic growth is a reflection of the interest Abu Dhabi is attracting from international markets and its strength as a connecting hub between the East and the West, as last month, the airport recorded a significant passenger traffic increase in three major routes: the US which grew by 110 per cent, the Philippines, up by 47.8 per cent and Germany, with a 19 per cent increase,' he added.
According to ADAC, the top five destinations for July were London, Bangkok, Cairo, Manila, and Doha, together accounting for 19.1 per cent of all traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport.-TradeArabia News Service