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Abu Dhabi Int'l posts 7.9% rise in July passenger traffic

Operator says more than 2.2m passengers travelled through the airport, with London named as the top destination

Abu Dhabi Int'l posts 7.9% rise in July passenger traffic
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Abu Dhabi International Airport saw a 7.9 percent increase in passenger traffic during July compared to the same month last year, according to its operator.

Abu Dhabi Airports said in a statement that July recorded 2,267,572  passengers travelling through the airport, exceeding last July’s figure of 2,100,929.  

Total arrivals at the airport were up by 10.4 percent to 1,074,022 in July, with departure numbers also increasing by 6.1 percent to 1,180,504.

The top city destinations from Abu Dhabi were London, Bangkok, Doha, Bombay and Manila respectively, representing 16 percent of the total traffic registered at the airport in July.

The statement said that arrival and departure transfers have both shown an increase of 8 percent and 8.6 percent respectively compared to July 2015, adding that Eid and summer holidays were important factors in the increase in these figures.   

Traffic to India recorded a significant increase of 15.6 percent in July, while traffic to the UK grew by 7.7 percent.

Traffic to Australia has risen by 28.1 percent, while traffic to the US has also gone up by 17.2 percent, boosted by the US pre-clearance facility available at Abu Dhabi International.

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