Abu Dhabi airport passenger traffic up

The Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac) today said it posted double digit increase of 19.6 per cent in passenger traffic in January, compared to the same month last year.

The report revealed that over 1.3 million passengers passed through the airport's facilities last month.

Aircraft movements, which also registered a positive growth of 12.6 per cent in January, totaled 11,119. Similarly, cargo volume recorded an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same month last year. The cargo volume recorded in January 2013 reached 48,875 tonnes.

Commenting on the traffic report, Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operating Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac), said: "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."

"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.

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