Abu Dhabi airport sees 8% passenger growth

22/03/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Abu Dhabi airport sees 8% passenger growth

New figures show that passenger numbers at Abu Dhabi International Airport grew eight per cent in February compared to the same month in 2010.

According to statistics from the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), there were around 870,000 passengers who passed through the terminal last month, while cargo shipments increased 20 per cent compared to last year's figures.

The top five destinations were Bangkok, London, Doha, Manila and Frankfurt after one of the airport's busiest routes, Cairo, dropped 34 per cent during Egypt's political instability.

Ahmed Al Haddabi, senior vice-president of airports operations at ADAC, welcomed the results, noting that the terminal's new services of V Australia also launched in February, while the airport increased the frequency of flights to other destinations.

"All segments continue to grow, despite the impact of the unrest in certain countries. At the same time, our refurbishment project in Terminal 1 is continuing on schedule, further improving the product and services to both airlines and passengers," he added.

The figures are published after the Abu Dhabi government predicted that the emirate's economy will grow seven per cent this year.ADNFCR-2019-ID-800471812-ADNFCR