Abu Dhabi International Airport Begins 2014 with 14.5% Passenger Growth for January

18 February 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Passenger growth at Abu Dhabi International Airport has marked another double digit increase with a 14.5% rise for January compared to the same month last year.

The airport’s passenger statistics show that 1,564,266 passengers used the airport in January 2014, growing from 1,366,433 in January 2013. Aircraft movements are also registering a parallel increase of 7.7% growth compared with the same month last year to record 11,972 movements.

Commenting on the traffic report, Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: 

“Abu Dhabi International Airport’s passenger growth continues to display a positive trend for the international aviation industry. The on-going increase in passenger flow validates our strategy of expansion to meet demand from across the world.

“With the construction of the Midfield Terminal building underway, Abu Dhabi Airports will offer additional world class aviation infrastructure to serve the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by 2017.”

Cargo activity showcased a tangible increase with 58,114 tonnes handled at the Capital’s airport, marking an 18.9% increase in January 2014 compared to the same in 2013.

The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during January were Bangkok, Jeddah, Doha, Manila and London Heathrow.

 

Traffic Summary:

Traffic

January 2014

       Calendar Year to Date                       

 

This Year

Last Year

% Var

This Year

Last Year

% Var

Passengers (000)

1,564,266

1,366,433

14.5%

1,564,266

1,366,433

14.5%

Total Aircraft Movements

11,972

11,119

7.7%

11,972

11,119

7.7%

Cargo (tonnes)

58,114

48,875

18.9%

58,114

48,875

18.9%

About Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports Company assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently underway is the multi-billion dollar redevelopment and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 40 million passengers per year. 

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