London, Delhi, Bombay, Cairo and Cochin named as most popular destinations from AUH as airport sees 4.5m summer passengers
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) welcomed over 4.5 million passengers during the summer months as it seeks to offer a wide range of routes, operational efficiency and high customer satisfaction, its operator has revealed.
During the summer period, the top five destinations that saw the highest share of traffic through Abu Dhabi International Airport were London, Delhi, Bombay, Cairo and Cochin, which together processed 900,104 passengers.
During Eid Al Adha period, falling between July 7-17, Abu Dhabi International Airport processed 713,297 passengers arriving, departing and transiting, Abu Dhabi Airports said in a statement.
Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We are delighted to see the growth in the number of passengers traveling through Abu Dhabi International Airport. Many residents in the UAE seek to travel over the summer period to see their family and friends and explore new destinations.
"We have been delighted to welcome tourists arriving from countries across the world to experience Abu Dhabi and all that the city has to offer."
He added: “We were pleased to be able to welcome passengers travelling during Eid Al Adha at our Airport this year, in this important religious holiday. It was our pleasure to welcome a number of pilgrims travelling to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for the celebration of Hajj this year, and we hope that they enjoyed a fruitful pilgrimage.”