Rising passenger statistics at Abu Dhabi Int’l Airport are turning into improving occupancy percentage at the capital’s hotels.
In May 2014, rider traffic at the Abu Dhabi airport climbed by a record 27.4% even as hotel booking in the city climbed by 8% last year to reach 78%.
Approximately 1.63 million travelers passed through the Abu Dhabi airport in May 2014 compared with 1.28 million in the past year, as per airport data record.
Meanwhile, throughout the first half of 2014, approximately 1.43 million tourists checked in in the emirate’s hotels, assessing a 30% growth compared to last year. From the period of January to May 2014, guests count decoded into 4.37 million hotel nights, up 22 % annual, records from the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.
The hotel industry’s revenue increased 14% to Dh2.67 billion, with food and beverage income up 12% annual to more than Dh1 billion.
Manila was the highest percent route in May, enhanced by an expansion in Philippine Airlines’ operations. Then Doha due to its growth in Etihad flights to Qatar, followed by London, B Mumbai, and Bangkok – on the back of Jet and Etihad Airways’ double daily flights to India’s financial capital. Etihad holds a 24% share in Jet.