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Abu Dhabi Int'l posts 14.5% rise in passengers in Jan

Airport operator says more than 1.5m people used the airport last month; cargo activity up 19%

Abu Dhabi Int'l posts 14.5% rise in passengers in Jan

Passenger growth at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 14.5 percent in January compared to the same month last year, new figures reveal.

The airport's passenger statistics show that 1,564,266 passengers used the airport last month, growing from 1,366,433 in January 2013.

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

Cargo activity increased by nearly 19 percent during the month with a total of 58,114 tonnes handled, operator Abu Dhabi Airports said in a statement.

Aircraft movements also registered growth of 7.7 percent in January compared to the same month last year to record 11,972 movements.

Commenting on the traffic report, Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "Abu Dhabi International Airport's passenger growth continues to display a positive trend for the international aviation industry.

"The on-going increase in passenger flow validates our strategy of expansion to meet demand from across the world.

"With the construction of the Midfield Terminal building underway, Abu Dhabi Airports will offer additional world class aviation infrastructure to serve the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by 2017."

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