February passenger traffic up 17.2% at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Published March 21st, 2010 - 10:31 GMT

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today released its monthly traffic report for Abu Dhabi International Airport, which shows strong passenger and cargo growth for February 2010, over the same month last year.


Passenger traffic increased by 17.2% with aircraft movements up by 13.3% and cargo tonnage handled grew by 17.6%, compared to February 2009. The year-to-date figures, for the first two months of the year, also showed robust growth at 14.0%.


Bangkok became the airport’s busiest destination in February, pushing London into second place with Doha the third busiest city destination for the month. Bahrain and Manila were fourth and fifth place respectively; the top-five destinations accounting for 21 per cent of the airport’s overall traffic.


Ahmed Al Haddabi, Senior Vice President of Airport Operations, ADAC, said: 


“From the start of this year, we have seen encouraging results as Abu Dhabi International Airport continues to grow steadily and strongly. As such ADAC remains focused on enhancing the facilities and services we offer to our passengers, committed to attracting new airlines, and ensuring we can facilitate the growing number of visitors to and from the UAE capital in 2010.”

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