Abu Dhabi airport traffic up 21.7pc in July
ABU DHABI, UAE, September 3, 2014
Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE witnessed a 21.7 per cent increase in passenger traffic in July, according to data from Abu Dhabi Airports.
A total of 1,703,995 passengers passed through the international airport in July, compared with 1,399,695 in the same period last year, it said.
Aircraft movements reached 13,188 representing a 16.1 per cent increase, over the 11,355 movements reported in July last year.
Cargo activity was also on the rise recording 67,456 tonnes handled - a 5.7 per cent increase when compared to July 2013.
In July, the top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport were London Heathrow, Doha, Manila, Bangkok and Jeddah, accounting for 15 per cent of all traffic.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "The rate at which passenger numbers are increasing year-on-year continues to follow a significant upward trend. Looking at July more specifically, the figures were boosted by the Eid-Al-Fitr holiday as well as summer holiday season. July also saw Etihad Airways commence their new services to Yerevan in Armenia and to Perth in Australia."
"Our challenge is to manage this growth whilst at the same time ensuring that standards of service, safety and security remain consistently high, helping us achieve our goal to become the world’s leading airports group. The Midfield Terminal Complex, which is being built to meet this increasing growth, continues to progress on schedule and as each day passes the project resembles more closely what it will look like once completed," he said. - TradeArabia News Service