Traf­fic surges at Abu Dhabi air­port..........................................................................

Abu Dhabi Air­ports re­ported an in­crease of 17.2 per cent pas­sen­ger traf­fic at Abu Dhabi In­ter­na­tional Air­port, dur­ing the first half of 2015, when com­pared to the same pe­riod in 2014.

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Dur­ing the H1 2015, a to­tal of 11,111,577 pas­sen­gers passed through Abu Dhabi In­ter­na­tional Air­port, com­pared with 9,481,744 in the equiv­a­lent pe­riod in 2014. The num­ber of air­craft move­ments rose to 84,938, rep­re­sent­ing 15.0 per cent growth com­pared with 73,862 air­craft move­ments re­ported in H1 2014.

Eng. Mo­hamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Abu Dhabi Air­ports, says, “It is very en­cour­ag­ing to see a con­stant in­crease in pas­sen­ger traf­fic num­bers, de­spite the chal­lenges it poses. This con­tin­u­ous growth fur­ther demon­strates the fact that trav­ellers in­creas­ingly see Abu Dhabi both as a des­ti­na­tion of choice and as a log­i­cal tran­sit point on long jour­neys. This in turn is fur­ther ev­i­dence of the air­port’s rapidly grow­ing sta­tus as a vi­tal global trans­porta­tion hub.”

“The Ca­pac­ity En­hance­ment Pro­gram, which is help­ing us ad­dress the more im­me­di­ate de­mands of the pas­sen­ger growth, is on track as part of our com­mit­ment to de­liver to our prom­ise and present a unique travel ex­pe­ri­ence, through im­ple­ment­ing in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions,” he added.

Cargo ac­tiv­ity in the first six months of the year com­prised 414,203 tons han­dled, rep­re­sent­ing a 9.6 per cent in­crease when com­pared to the first half of 2014. The month of June alone saw 1,848,080 pas­sen­gers, an in­crease of 10.8 per cent as com­pared with June 2014 (1,667,551 pas­sen­gers).

Sev­eral new des­ti­na­tions were added dur­ing the six months in­clud­ing flights to Madrid, Pune, Ed­in­burgh, Venice and En­tebbe. In ad­di­tion, the fre­quency of flights be­tween the ex­ist­ing routes has in­creased. In July 2015, the air­port has an­nounced 271 ad­di­tional weekly flights for its sum­mer pro­gramme.

The Ca­pac­ity En­hance­ment Pro­gram, which is help­ing us ad­dress the more im­me­di­ate de­mands of the pas­sen­ger growth, is on track as part of our com­mit­ment to de­liver

Eng. Mo­hamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei

Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Abu Dhabi Air­ports

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