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Abu Dhabi Int'l post 2.3% rise in August passenger traffic

Airport welcomes 2.3 million passengers in August, with more than 16.4 million passengers so far this year

Abu Dhabi Int'l post 2.3% rise in August passenger traffic
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Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed 2.3 million passengers in August, an increase of 2.3 percent compared to the same month last year.

Operator Abu Dhabi Airports Company said since the beginning of the year, passenger traffic has grown 6.2 percent from the same period last year, with 16,422,763 passengers between January 1 and August 31.

Total arrivals numbered 1,119,616, signifying a 2.3 percent increase, it added in a statement.

Passenger traffic to India grew 14.3 percent on 2015, maintaining its position as the top destination, with 378,675 passengers throughout August.

Passengers to the UK totalled 153,208, representing a 4.2 percent increase compared to August 2015 while Saudi Arabia rose to become the fourth busiest destination, with traffic to and from the country increasing by 12.3 percent, largely due to the high volume of pilgrims traveling for Haj.

Passenger traffic to and from Egypt rose 26.6 percent, impacted by Etihad’s introduction of thrice-daily flights, and Egypt Air’s increased service of 13 flights per week.

The airport recently released a video showing an update of the progress made on construction of the new Midfield Terminal:

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