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London named top Eid holiday destination from Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport handles 564,042 passengers during the nine-day long Eid-al-Fitr holiday

London named top Eid holiday destination from Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport handled 564,042 passengers during the nine-day-long Eid-al-Fitr holiday, the beginning of the summer season.

During the holiday period, between May 31 and June 8, AUH said it welcomed 200,867 origin and destination travelers, and a total of 361,764 transit passengers.

The top five destinations for passengers departing from AUH were London, Dhaka, Cairo, Manila and Bangkok, it added.

“Eid-al-Fitr is an important holiday for all in the UAE, and many seek to travel, whether to see loved ones living overseas, or to explore new destinations,” said Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports.

“Yet despite this heavy traffic, we remain committed to delivering world-class services... I am proud to say that 91 percent of the passengers we interviewed rated their experience at our airport as excellent or very good.”

He added: “We look forward to welcoming passengers across the course of the summer, and hope they take the time to experience everything Abu Dhabi has to offer.”

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