Abu Dhabi airport traffic up 7% in Aug

ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi International Airports showed an increase of seven per cent in passenger traffic for the month of August 2010, over the same month in the previous year.

By (Staff Report)

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Published: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 11:43 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 11:55 AM

The trend is in conformity with the six per cent year-on-year rise in the number of guests staying at Abu Dhabi’s hotels in the same month.

Abu Dhabi Airport Company, in its monthly traffic report said that the airport Aircraft movements increased by 5.8 per cent. The cargo traffic showed a double-digit growth of 12 per cent, with a total of 38,076 tonnes transported through the airport.

The August results reveal the United States to be showing the highest year-on-year passenger traffic increase, with a 130.2 per cent increase in August, compared with last year, followed by the Philippines with 70.9 per cent year on year increase.

These major route developments are in large a reflection of Etihad Airways’ new route launches, the increase in the number of international airlines, and the additional flight frequencies of existing airlines operating to Abu Dhabi International Airport within 2010.

The traffic report shows the top five city destinations for the month of August to be London, Jeddah, Manila, Bangkok and Cairo, together accounting for 19.8 per cent of all traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Ahmed Al Haddabi, Senior Vice-President Airports Operations at ADAC said ‘August 2010 results demonstrate the healthy growth trend’.

“The momentous increase we see in our passenger and cargo traffic numbers indicates that we are succeeding in providing world class services to our travelers and freight service providers alike,” he said.

· —haseeb@khaleejtimes.com

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