Abu Dhabi airport reports increase in passenger traffic during H1 2014

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP August 13, 2014 19:29

Abu Dhabi airport reports increase in passenger traffic during H1 2014

Abu Dhabi Airports has announced a 19.4% increase in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) during the first half of 2014, compared to the same period in 2013.

The airport’s latest passenger statistics show that in the first half of 2014, a total of 9,481,744 passengers passed through AUH, compared with 7,941,922 in the equivalent period in 2013. The number of aircraft movements rose to 73,862, representing 11.8% growth compared with 65,072 aircraft movements reported in H1 2013. Cargo activity in H1 amounted to 377,885 tonnes handled at the three terminals, representing a 16% increase when compared to H1 2013. The month of June alone saw 1,667,551 passengers, an increase of 21.4% compared with June 2013 (1,374,076 passengers).

Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Almost 10 million passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport in the first six months of 2014 and it is reasonable to expect that number to be exceeded in the second half of the year.  More and more people are choosing Abu Dhabi as a final destination or transit point and this is supported by the increased flight connectivity available at Abu Dhabi International Airport. We have always been aware of this continuing trend, and have anticipated its impact.

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP August 13, 2014 19:29