Abu Dhabi International Airport registers 14.5% passenger growth in September
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has released the traffic report for Abu Dhabi International Airport during the month of September 2012, which indicated a 14.5% growth in passenger traffic compared with the same month in 2011, with 1.2 million passengers passing through its facilities.
Aircraft movements also continued to steadily grow by 8.4% for the month of September, totaling 10,057 movements compared to the same period last year; this is mainly due to Etihad’s new services and the flight frequency increase by airlines operating at the Capital’s airport. In parallel, cargo volume recorded an increase of 24.9 % this month compared to the same month last year registering 48,525 tonnes.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operating officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), said: “This consistent double digit growth in passenger traffic during the month of September indicates that 2012 will be another record year for Abu Dhabi International Airport. The increasing attractiveness of Abu Dhabi as a trade and tourism destination is boosting inbound and outbound traffic, while the airport continues to offer efficient connectivity for transfer passengers across all continents.”
The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during September were Bangkok, London, Doha, Manila and Cairo.