Abu Dhabi airport received around 2.2 million passengers in August

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Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed approximately 2.25 million passengers in August 2015 on the back of new destinations added by airlines serving the capital.

Abu Dhabi airport received around 2.2 million passengers in August

Abu Dhabi airport received around 2.2 million passengers in August

Passenger numbers increased 17.4% from 1.92 million passengers a year ago.

In July, Abu Dhabi airport handled 2.1 million travellers, and is on course to process 24 million passengers this year.

The busiest courses from the airport were London, Bangkok, Doha, Manila and Mumbai, accounting for 15% of on the whole traffic.

In the first six months of the year, 1.98 million tourists went Abu Dhabi, a yearly increase of 17%. India was the largest source market then UK, China, Germany and the United States, respectively. The airport also managed 70,857 tonnes of cargo last month, a 7% increase compared with last year. In the meantime, aircraft movements increased 14.1% to 15,277.

The enlargement in passenger numbers happen even as the UAE economy is revealing indications of a slowdown with oil rates down by almost half from a year ago. Some experts aver demand for cargo operated is anticipated to be affected by subsiding progress in the broader economy. However passenger demand for air travel is not approximated to ease.

Enlargement and development of courses for Etihad will be lessened until it moves to the recent Midfield Terminal in July 2017.

Nevertheless, intensification in cargo quantities through the airports could be another situation as shipping and air cargo are contending for the similar trade.

Ports like Jebel Ali still hold a huge viable border provided the lower rating formation that sea cargo operations propose however simultaneously more passenger flights are now carrying cargo as well.

In 2014, Dubai-based Emirates airline was the only Middle Eastern carrier was placed in the top five in terms of cargo volumes operated internationally. It was placed as third, carrying 2.3 million tonnes.

Mohamed Dekkak

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