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Abu Dhabi sees slow passenger growth continue in April

ABU DHABI, May 27, 2018

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) continued to witness slow growth in passenger numbers in April, handling 1.8 million passengers during the month, a fall of 11 per cent compared to the same period in 2017.

According to the data released by Abu Dhabi Airports, a total of 1,841,782 passengers travelled through AUH last month, a sharp decline from the previous April 2017 figure of 2,070,764 passengers.

Passenger numbers for the first four months of the year hit 7.3 million, which is a 10.8 per cent drop compared to the 8.2 million passengers recorded in Jan-April last year.

India continued to hold the largest share in passenger numbers with 17.7 per cent of the total passenger record for the month of April, followed by the UK with 7.4 per cent of the market share.

France registered the highest growth in traffic with an 18.9 per cent increase compared to the same month last year.

The top five destinations with the highest share in traffic through AUH in April were: London Heathrow, Manila, Jeddah, Bangkok, and Cairo.

Aircraft movements totalled 11,615 in April this year compared to 13,546 movements during the same month last year, which is a drop of 14.3 per cent. Cargo handled at the airport also slipped 5.5 per cent to 51,400 metric tonnes in April this year compared to 54,382 metric tonnes during the same period last year. - TradeArabia News Service

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