Passenger traffic grows 17.2% at Abu Dhabi Airport

22/03/2010 -
Passenger traffic grows 17.2% at Abu Dhabi Airport

Posted by Neil King

Abu Dhabi International Airport saw strong passenger and cargo growth last month, new figures show.

Passenger traffic increased by 17.2 per cent during February 2010 compared with the same month last year. In addition, aircraft movements for the month grew by 13.3 per cent while cargo tonnage handled grew by 17.6 per cent.

Bangkok was the airport's busiest destination in February, pushing London into second place while Doha was third.

The airport's top-five destinations accounted for 21 per cent of its overall traffic with Bahrain and Manila fourth and fifth place respectively.

Ahmed Al Haddabi, senior vice president of airport operations at Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), said: "From the start of this year, we have seen encouraging results as Abu Dhabi International Airport continues to grow steadily and strongly.

"As such ADAC remains focused on enhancing the facilities and services we offer to our passengers, committed to attracting new airlines, and ensuring we can facilitate the growing number of visitors to and from the UAE capital in 2010."

ADAC is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government.

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