ADAC sees slight growth in March cargo results
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has delivered an encouraging set of results for March, with cargo showing an impressive 2% rise amid difficult conditions for the worldwide airfreight industry.
Perhaps of even greater interest is the fact that the airport is showing growth over the first three months of this year as opposed to the same period in 2009, at a time when global regional figures have seen drops by as much as 25%.
Tonnage rose from 29,805 to 30,398 in March, which is markedly better than the airport’s 2.1% decrease in February. With IATA’s global results for March due any time now, the Abu Dhabi results are likely to reflect the trend for better figures at Middle Eastern airports.
Mail volumes rose by 39.9% and, on the passenger side, the airport saw a 7.9% increase, an improvement on the 6% rise seen in February.
“We are happy to say our passenger figures are still growing. Naturally, attracting new airlines contributes to this growth, however we believe the excitement and interest in Abu Dhabi that exists within international markets drives a large part of the growth,” said Mohammed Al Bulooki, vice president of airline marketing and aeronautical revenue at ADAC.