Abu Dhabi Airports Company today announced that the timetable for the period November 2011 – March 2012 at Abu Dhabi International Airport presents an 8% increase in the total weekly aircraft movements compared with last year’s winter schedule. Travellers will be offered over 900 flights weekly from Abu Dhabi to five continents around the globe, with additional frequencies, newly launched airlines and destinations.
The new enriched schedule is a result of the joint efforts of Abu Dhabi Airports Company and its airline partners to offer efficient and quality services to all travellers from the Capital’s airport through a wide selection of flights and frequencies with enhanced global connectivity. This development comes as the airport prepares for the peak travel season during the months of October to January as Abu Dhabi hosts major international and local events including the 2011 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November, along with this season’s holidays of Eid Al Adha and Hajj.
The 2011-2012 winter timetable includes amongst others, Etihad Airways new destinations to Chengdu, Dusseldorf, Male and the Seychelles as well as additional frequencies, as well as Air India Express, Yemenia Airways and Saudi Arabian increased frequencies within their network. Moreover Singapore Airways and Lufthansa have optimised their schedules, while another significant contributor to this growth, are the newly-welcomed in 2011 VAustralia, Cathay Pacific and Czech Airlines.
Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, said: “As the Emirate of Abu Dhabi gears up for the busy coming months, with major international, local events and holidays taking place, Abu Dhabi Airports Company is continuously adapting its plans and developments to deliver services that would exceeds the expectations and demands of its travelers and airlines partners equally. Saying this, we value the commitment of all our airlines to work with us in fulfilling this objective as they strive to increase their frequencies and launch new destinations to accommodate the market’s needs.”
“It is only through joint collaboration and close coordination between the airport operator and the airline that quality services could be delivered to all customers.” Al Haddabi added.
In the new timetable for winter 2011, Abu Dhabi International Airport’s top routes are Bahrain with 63 weekly flights followed by Doha with 61 flights and Muscat with 57 flights.