Passenger traffic rose by 19.6% during the month of January compared to the same month last year, according to a report published by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). Over 1.3 million passengers passed through the airport facilities last month.
A growth of 12.6% was recorded in aircraft movements totaling 11,119. The cargo volume also showed a positive growth of 25 per cent compared to the same month last year reaching 48,875 tones.
“Abu Dhabi International Airport has welcomed the new year with a positive start. This continuous double digit growth in passenger traffic in the past decade further validates ADAC’s strategy in accommodating this growth with bigger and enhanced facilities. The expansion works currently underway in Terminal 1 will deliver the extra capacity needed, enabling Abu Dhabi International Airport to continue to deliver high quality services to all passengers.” said Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operating Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
“ADAC is committed to providing world class air transport infrastructure for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi throughout the coming period, leading to the delivery of the iconic Midfield Terminal Complex in 2017,” added Al Haddabi.
The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during January were: Bangkok, London, Doha, Manila and Bahrain.