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Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International up 8.7%

Traffic between India, UK, Thailand, Australia, USA showed increases

Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International up 8.7%
Supplied by Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi International airport reported an 8.7% increase in passenger traffic for February 2016.

A total of 1,863,942 people travelled through Abu Dhabi last month, up on the February 2015 figure of 1,715,540.

Aircraft movements in February 2016 reached 13,307 up by 3.5 % from 12,852 movements recorded in February 2015. Bangkok, London Heathrow, Mumbai, Doha and Jeddah featured as the top-five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Several destinations saw significant growth in passenger traffic, with Australia beating its February 2015 figures by 45.2% last month, and the United Kingdom recording an 18.8% increase in the same period.

Overall traffic at the airport is up 11.5%, year-on-year, while cargo movement is down 3.5% over the same period.

“We continue to see year on year growth in passenger numbers travelling through Abu Dhabi International Airport and this highlights the fact that the UAE capital is continuing to develop as a global tourism destination and strategic transport hub,” said Eng Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports.

“Traffic between India, UK, Thailand, Australia, USA and a number of others, all witnessed increased passenger figures from AUH. Etihad Airways’ partner network has played a big role in the rise of these numbers and we are committed to ensuring the best airport services and infrastructure to accommodate this growth,” he added.

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