Abu Dhabi Airports announced a 5.6% increase in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) for May 2016, compared to the same month last year. A total of 1,982,010 people traveled through AUH last month, exceeding May 2015’s figure of 1,877,440.
A number of destinations witnessed noteworthy growth in passenger traffic, with the UK exceeding its May 2015 figures by 18.4% last month, and Egypt recording a 24.3% increase over the same period last year.
The number of travelers with AUH as their final destination was 355,457 up by 4.6%. The top-five routes were Bombay, Doha, London Heathrow, Manila and Jeddah respectively.
Arrival and departure transfers both showed an increase of 7.5% and 7.7% respectively compared to the same month last year, while the total number of transfer passengers recorded was 1,279,599, up by 7.6 %, reflecting the airport’s connectivity and position as a global hub.