AUH Int’l Airport sees surge in UK-bound passenger graph

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Abu Dhabi Airports has revealed that passenger traffic to the UK has grown by 34.2 percent over the last year, attributing much of this increase to the state of the art fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft operated by Etihad Airways.
Meanwhile, overall passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), increased by 15.8 percent in November 2015, with a total of 1,781,529 people traveling through AUH as compared to 1,537,952 in the same period in 2014.
Commenting on the figures, Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “As the gateway to the capital, Abu Dhabi International Airport is home to our national carrier Etihad Airways.”
“Over the past year the number of seats available on flights between Abu Dhabi and the UK has increased by 53.1 percent. Many of these are on Etihad’s A380 services to London Heathrow, and the airline’s new route to Edinburgh, providing the capacity necessary to handle the increasing number of travelers coming to Abu Dhabi to experience the wonderful holiday destinations the Emirate has to offer,” Al Haddabi futher
“We will continue to work hand-in-hand with Etihad and our other airline partners and airport stakeholders to deliver a world class passenger experience for all the travelers using Abu Dhabi International Airport each month,” Al Haddabi pointed out.
There were 14,028 aircraft movements in November 2015, representing a 3.9 percent increase on the 13,501 movements that took place in November 2014.
In October 2015, Abu Dhabi International Airport registered a 13.6 percent increase in passenger traffic with 1,920,011 passengers using its terminals, and aircraft movements increased by 6.3 percent to 14,569 movements, compared to the same period previous year.

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