Passengers up 14% at Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airports Company has released the traffic report for Abu Dhabi international Airport for the month of August 2011, recording a robust 14% growth over last year’s figures with passenger traffic reaching 1.09 million.  Cargo traffic was also on the rise reaching 39,841 tonnes, with an increase of 5% compared to the month of August 2011.
ADAC says the double digit growth recorded at Abu Dhabi International Airport during August is mainly attributed to: “the healthy growth of all airlines operating at the airport, while also supported by the Eid holiday”.  Abu Dhabi’s passenger figures have grown by 12.2%, during the first eight months of 2011.
James E Bennett, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports Company commented:
“The continuous increase of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s passenger traffic goes in parallel with the growth that the Emirate is witnessing in trade, industry and tourism.  Up to August, we have welcomed 8,000,000 passengers through our airport, providing efficient and high-quality services. We   continuously monitor the market and the travel trends, to ensure that Abu Dhabi international Airport offers enhanced connectivity and an increased number of destinations and frequencies to all travellers.”
ADAC says that London, Jeddah, Doha, Bangkok, and Manila were the top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during the month of August, generating 21% of the total passenger traffic at the capital’s airport.  The top regions for the month were Far East, Middle East and Europe with 37%, 25% and 22% growth respectively.