Abu Dhabi International Airport Starts the Year with 19.6% Passenger Growth in January

25 Feb 2013 , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today released the first traffic report of the year for Abu Dhabi International Airport. The report that covers the month of January indicated a double digit increase of a 19.6% growth in passenger traffic, compared to the same month last year. The report reveals that over 1.3 million passengers passed through the airport’s facilities last month.

Aircraft movements, which also registered a positive growth of 12.6% in January, totaled 11,119. Similarly, cargo volume recorded an increase of 25% compared to the same month last year.  The cargo volume recorded in January 2013 reached 48,875 tonnes.

Commenting on the traffic report, Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operating Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), said:

“Abu Dhabi International Airport has welcomed the new year with a positive start. This continuous double digit growth in passenger traffic in the past decade further validates ADAC’s strategy in accommodating this growth with bigger and enhanced facilities. The expansion works currently underway in Terminal 1 will deliver the extra capacity needed enabling Abu Dhabi International Airport to continue in presenting quality services to all its passengers.”

“ADAC is committed to providing world class air transport infrastructure for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi throughout the coming period, leading to the delivery of the iconic Midfield Terminal Complex in 2017” added Al Haddabi.

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