Abu Dhabi International traffic soars 20.7% in January

Abu Dhabi International traffic soars 20.7% in January

In January 2015, the top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport were Bangkok, London, Doha, Manila and Jeddah.



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Published: Wed 25 Feb 2015, 10:42 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:35 PM

There were 14,128 aircraft movements in January 2015, an 18 per cent increase over January 2014. — Reuters

There were 14,128 aircraft movements in January 2015, an 18 per cent increase over January 2014. — Reuters

Abu Dhabi — Abu Dhabi Airports has announced that passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 20.7 per cent in January 2015.

A total of 1,887,631 passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport during the month, compared with 1,564,266 in January 2014. There were 14,128 aircraft movements in January 2015, which was an 18 per cent increase over January 2014’s figure of 11,972. Cargo activity comprised 64,479 tonnes handled at the airport’s three terminals in January 2015, an 11 per cent increase when compared to January 2014.

Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Air traffic and passenger movement continue to present a strong growth trend as forecasted for 2015 for Abu Dhabi, and the UAE and the region at large. This is a critical phase for the capital’s airport with its capacity being challenged every day, and Abu Dhabi Airports will continue to demonstrate diligence and commitment in delivering on its promise to provide passengers with a unique travel experience.”

“2015 will mark several developments at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which will include airfield lighting system’s upgrade, additional aircraft stands and enhancements at its terminals, all geared towards delivering additional capacity and services that will elevate the passenger’s journey. This eager drive will continue as an interim expansion program until we start welcoming our travelers through the Midfield terminal,” he added.

In January 2015, the top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport were Bangkok, London, Doha, Manila and Jeddah.

The top five routes accounted for 16 per cent of all traffic last month. Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 40 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.


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