Abu Dhabi Int'l posts 15.1% rise in passengers in Q1

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Passenger numbers at Abu Dhabi International Airport rose by more than 15 percent during the first quarter of the year, according to the airport's operator.

Abu Dhabi Airports said it has seen a 15.1 percent increase in passenger traffic compared to Q1 2013.

A total of 4,560,169 passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport during the quarter while aircraft movements rose to 35,844 in Q1 2014, representing 11.8 percent growth compared with 32,062 movements logged in Q1 2013.

Cargo activity also rose to 183,344 tonnes handled at the three terminals, representing a 15.8 percent increase when compared to the same period last year.

The operator reported a 15.2 percent increase in passenger numbers last month compared to March 2013, with a total of 1,584,022 passengers passing through the airport during the month.

Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "We have seen more than 4.5 million passengers pass through Abu Dhabi International Airport in the first three months of the year, which is a record quarterly performance.

"It is clear that businesses and tourists alike increasingly see Abu Dhabi both as a destination of choice and as a logical transit point on longer journeys."

The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during March were Manila, Bangkok Jeddah, Doha, and London Heathrow.

Within the next few years, over 30 million passengers are expected to use Abu Dhabi International Airport as their origin, destination or transit point for international and domestic flights. The Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC), Abu Dhabi Airports' iconic expansion project, is being constructed to handle increasing passenger traffic.

The project features a full terminal building, passenger and cargo facilities, duty free shops and restaurants for an initial capacity of 30 million passengers per year.

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