ABU DHABI / WAM
Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport(AUH) grew 4.8 percent in April 2016, compared to the same month last year, according to an announcement from Abu Dhabi Airports.
A total of 1,960,946 people traveled through AUH last month, exceeding April 2015’s figure of 1,871,337. The top-five routes were London Heathrow, Doha, Bangkok, Bombay and Jeddah. The total cargo tonnage at AUH reached 63,500.
Several destinations saw significant growth in passenger traffic, with the UK beating its April 2015 figures by 25.6 percent last month, and Australia recording a 20.6 percent increase in the same period.
“Abu Dhabi is growing, both as a global tourism destination and strategic transit hub, and this is clear from the fact that we are still seeing a year-on-year increase in traveller numbers at AUH. Several destinations in particular have seen a rise in passenger traffic including India, Germany, Thailand, the UK and Italy,” said Mohammed Al Katheeri, Acting Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports.
“We are continuing to invest in the infrastructure and technology necessary to keep pace with this growth, ensuring that we provide our passengers with world class services and facilities when they travel through Abu Dhabi International Airport,” he added.
Etihad, partners boost financing strategy to $1.2bn
ABU DHABI / WAM
Etihad Airways, Etihad Airport Services, airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Alitalia successfully raised a further US$500 million in a second platform financing transaction, following the success of last year’s award-winning bond which raised US$700 million.
A roadshow was announced on Monday May 16 to a positive response from the international financial community, followed by the official launch of the transaction a week later on Monday May 23.