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85,000 passengers to fly from Abu Dhabi airport this week

Abu Dhabi Airports forecasts healthy passenger numbers during school holidays and Eid-Al-Fitr

85,000 passengers to fly from Abu Dhabi airport this week

Abu Dhabi International Airport expects to handle 85,000 departing passengers this week, with similar numbers expected over the Eid-Al-Fitr holiday from July 3, it said on Monday.

A spokesperson for Abu Dhabi Airports said: “As the school holidays have now started, we anticipate around 85,000 passengers will depart from Abu Dhabi International Airport this week.

“Similar numbers are expected over the Eid Holiday, with July 6, 10 and 11 forecast to be the busiest days.”

Abu Dhabi Airports also advised passengers that E-registration for the newly launched ‘Smart Travel’ initiative at Abu Dhabi International Airport is now compulsory, and travellers should arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight departure time during the busy summer season.

The spokesperson said: “We have set up E-registration counters in the check-in areas so that guests can register as they wait to check-in.

“‘Smart Travel’ was launched in March this year to enhance the passenger experience by decreasing processing times within the airport by up to 70 percent.”

Last August Abu Dhabi Airports reported record-breaking monthly passenger numbers for July. Around 2.1 million passengers used the airport in July 2015, the group said, compared with around 1.7 million in the same month the previous year.

This represented an increase of 23.3 percent, taking the average daily number of passengers to over 60,000, Abu Dhabi Airports announced.

Within these numbers, a total of just over 1.1 million passengers departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport in July.

The most recent monthly passenger numbers from Abu Dhabi Airports, for April, showed a 4.8 percent year-on-year increase in passenger traffic at the airport.

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