Abu Dhabi / WAM
Abu Dhabi Airports reported an 8.7% increase in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), for February 2016, compared to the same month last year. A total of 1,863,942 people traveled through AUH last month, exceeding February 2015â€™s figure of 1,715,540.
“We continue to see year on year growth in passenger numbers traveling through Abu Dhabi International Airport and this highlights the fact that the UAE capital is continuing to develop as a global tourism destination and strategic transport
hub,” said Engineer Ahmad
Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi
â€œTraffic between India, UK, Thailand, Australia, USA and a number of others, all witnessed increased passenger figures from AUH. Etihad Airwaysâ€™ partner network has played a big role in the rise of these numbers and we are committed to ensuring the best airport services and infrastructure to accommodate this growth.” said Al Haddabi.
Aircraft movements in February 2016 reached 13,307up by 3.5 percent from 12,852 movements recorded in February 2015. Bangkok, London Heathrow, Mumbai, Doha and Jeddah featured as the top-five routes from Abu Dhabi
Several destinations saw significant growth in passenger traffic, with Australia beating its February 2015 figures by 45.2% last month, and the United Kingdom recording an18.8 percent
increase in the same period.