Posted by Neil King
Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport rose by seven per cent in August 2010 compared to the same month last year, new figures show.
According to data released by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), aircraft movements also increased by 5.8 per cent year-on-year in August while cargo traffic increased by 12 per cent.
The results revealed the US to be showing the highest year-on-year passenger traffic increase, with a 130.2 per cent increase in August compared with last year, followed by the Philippines with a 70.9 per cent year-on-year increase.
Such trends are in large part a reflection of Etihad Airways' new route launches, the increase in the number of international airlines and the additional flight frequencies of existing airlines operating to Abu Dhabi International, ADAC said.
Ahmed Al Haddabi, senior vice-president of airport operations at ADAC, said: "Our August 2010 results demonstrate the healthy growth trend Abu Dhabi International Airport is currently experiencing. The momentous increase we see in our passenger and cargo traffic numbers indicates that we are succeeding in providing world class services to our travellers and freight service providers alike".