Abu Dhabi passenger traffic up 15% in April 2011
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has announced that Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) saw a 15% year on year increase in passenger traffic during the month of April, with a total of 996,000 passengers travelling through the capital’s airport last month.
Last month also showed a significant rise in cargo volumes reaching 38,137 tonnes, a 13% increase over the same period last year, mainly driven by the airlines’ new cargo aircrafts and destinations at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Harib Ghannam Al Hameli, vice president of Abu Dhabi International Airport operations at ADAC commented: “The 15% increase in passenger traffic this month gives Abu Dhabi International Airport a strong solid outlook for the year ahead. We expect this growth momentum to be maintained during the summer period, which will see over 900 flights depart Abu Dhabi each week.”
During April, London saw the highest growth from Abu Dhabi, recording a 33% increase over last year due to the last year’s volcano ash impact, followed by Jeddah, Manila, Bangkok, and Doha.