According to the traffic figures recently unveiled by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), UAE’s second largest airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport showed a strong increase of 11.7 per cent in passenger traffic in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.
The airport’s positive performance is attributed to the international passenger traffic rebound and Etihad Airways’ increased frequencies and new destinations, by the new airlines which launched flights to Abu Dhabi and the additional services by existing airlines.
The top routes from Abu Dhabi in the first half of this year were: London, Bangkok, Doha, Manila, and Bahrain, accounting for 20 per cent of the total passenger traffic at the airport during this period.
James E. Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, ADAC said, “The positive performance of Abu Dhabi International Airport for the first half of this year, the continuous growth of our airlines and the expansion of our network reflect the dynamism and potential of the Abu Dhabi market. Our airport is currently growing twice as fast as the average total world passenger traffic. As the capital is becoming increasingly attractive to business and leisure visitors, we continue to work closely with our airline-partners to identify opportunities that would generate more traffic for our airport.”