Abu Dhabi airport posts 24% growth in traveler

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Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 23.9% upsurge in traveler traffic in the month of September 2014 as compare to September 2013.

Abu Dhabi airport posts 24% growth in traveler

Abu Dhabi airport posts 24% growth in traveler

The airport’s traveler statistics show that 1,696,651 travelers used the airport during the month, rising from 1,369,051 in September 2013. Aircraft traveler up to 13,070 in September 2014, recording 14.9 % growth when compare with 11,379 movements logged in September 2013.

Cargo activity managing rose to 67,881 tones representing a 9.6% enhance when compare to 61,913 tons in September 2013.

Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, he ┬ásaid, “This (growth) was mostly due to the end of the summer vacations that coincide with the Hajj period, which occurred in September this year. Enlarged activity by Etihad Airways’ new partner airlines Air Berlin, Jet Airways and Air Seychelles also had a positive impact.

The peak 5 routes from Abu Dhabi worldwide Airport during September were Doha, London, Bangkok, Manila and Bombay. The top five routes accounted for 15% of all traffic.

Al Haddabi also stated that Abu Dhabi global Airport is set to become one of the fastest-growing aviation hub in the world and this is support by the numbers. Total traveler movements during the first nine months of the year (January to September) were 14,803,324, representing an raise of 20% against the same period of the year 2013.

Surrounded by the next few years, over 30 million travelers are estimated to use Abu Dhabi International Airport as their source, end or transit point for global and domestic flights. The Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC), Abu Dhabi Airports’ iconic growth project, is being constructing to hold rising traveler traffic.

Meanwhile, the airports has implemented a Capacity Enhancement Programme with several key transportation project already deliver to provide the intermediate ability that will be needed to meet the raise in demand before the Midfield workstation Building become prepared.

Mohamed Dekkak