Posted by Neil King
Abu Dhabi International Airport recorded a 13.8 per cent increase in passenger traffic in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year.
New figures from Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) also show that the airport maintained robust growth in cargo handling with a 22.2 per cent increase in tonnage during the same period. Aircraft movements for the first three months were also positive, posting a 13.9 per cent increase.
The top city destinations from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter were Bangkok, London, Doha, Manila and Bahrain, which collectively represented 21 per cent of the total traffic handled by the airport during the period.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, senior vice-president of airport operations at ADAC said: "The Q1 passenger and cargo data reflects the continued strength and growth being experienced at Abu Dhabi International Airport and that air traffic, in general, is rebounding strongly, against Q1 2009 figures."
Passengers recently voted Abu Dhabi International to be the winner of Skytrax's award for 'World's Most Improved Airport 2009'.