UAE: Abu Dhabi airport traffic jumps 21%

Posted: April 22, 2012 in Aviation & Airports (General News), Middle East
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Passenger traffic through Abu Dhabi International Airport rose more than 21 per cent in the first quarter of this year over the same period last year.

More than 3.4 million passengers passed through the airport during the first three months of 2012

More than 3.4 million passengers passed through the airport during the first three months of 2012

More than 3.4 million passengers passed through the airport during the first three months, with more than a third of those flying last month, said Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), the Abu Dhabi Government-owned operator of the emirate’s airports.

“The first quarter of this year has proven to be yet another successful period for Abu Dhabi International Airport,” said Harib Al Hameli, the vice president of operations for the airport. “The double-digit growth in the number of passengers reflects the level of attraction the emirate holds as a soaring business and tourism destination in the region, and the dynamic developments of Etihad and other airline partners.”

On the basis of the first-quarter results and the increased aircraft movement and passenger traffic projected for the rest of the year, 2012 looks set to be another record year, Mr Al Hameli said. A total of 29,123 flights went through the airport during the first quarter, Adac said. Cargo traffic rose 11 per cent during the period versus last year’s first quarter.

The pace of the rise in passenger traffic quickened last month, as 1.2 million travellers used the airport, 22 per cent more than in the same period last year. To accommodate the growing number of passengers, Adac is pushing ahead with the long-delayed Midfield Terminal. Work is expected to start this year on the structure, which will be capable of handling between 27 million and 30 million passengers a year by its scheduled opening in 2017….

Read the full story at Albawaba Business….


Published April 22nd, 2012
via Syndigate.info


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