Abu Dhabi Airport’s passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 15.5% in April 2015
The airport’s passenger statistics showed that 1,871,337 passengers used the airport during the month, growing from 1,620,324 in April 2014. Aircraft movements increased to 14,211 in April, recording 14.4% growth when compared with 12,420 movements logged in April 2014.
Cargo handling activity rose to 71,650 tonnes representing a 19.3% increase when compared to 60,059 tonnes in April 2014.
Commenting on the latest passenger figures, Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “Abu Dhabi International Airport continues to maintain double-digit growth in passenger traffic, aircraft movement and cargo activity every month, making the airport one of the fastest growing aviation hubs in the world. Key drivers for passenger traffic growth last month include increased activity by Etihad Airways’ new partner airlines, namely airBerlin, Jet Airways and Air Seychelles, to cater for high demand during the holiday season, the addition of 4 new routes (Madrid, Poona, Vince and Entebbe in Uganda) by Etihad Airways and Alitalia and an increase in the number of flights to Jeddah for the Umrah season presented by Saudi Airlines.
The addition of two new routes at the end of March, South African Airways’ inaugural route to Johannesburg and Alitalia adding Milan and Venice as new destinations also had a positive impact.
“We continue to focus on ensuring that the passengers’ journey begins and ends as smoothly and comfortably as possible through striving towards delivering optimum services and facilities” Al Haddabi added.
In April 2015, the top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport were London Heathrow, Bangkok, Manila, Doha and Bombay. The top five routes accounted for 16% of all traffic last month.