April Sees 22% Passenger Growth At Abu Dhabi International Airport
WAM Abu Dhabi, 2nd June 2012 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today released the traffic report for Abu Dhabi International Airport during April 2012, recording a robust 22% growth in passenger traffic over the same period in 2011, seeing over 1.2 million travellers passing through the Capital's airport. Cargo traffic also continues to grow, reaching 45,261 tonnes, an increase of 19% compared to the month of April 2011.
The significant growth recorded during April is mainly attributed to the healthy growth of all airlines operating from the airport. Aircraft movement has also registered 6% increase with 9,893 aircraft movements in the same month,'' Eng. Ahmed Al Haddabi, Chief Operating Officer at ADAC, commented: "It is encouraging to be seeing sustained growth as we enter the second quarter of the year. The positive performance in passenger traffic this month demonstrates the airports healthy growth with more passengers choosing Abu Dhabi International Airport to be their gateway to the rest of the world, and as Abu Dhabi reinforces its position as a key business and tourism destination. Whilst we welcome the summer season, Abu Dhabi International Airport is focusing its resources on delivering service quality to compete with the world's leading airports, and enabling it to cater to the expected travel peaks." During April, Bangkok registered the highest traffic followed by Doha, Manila, London and Jeddah as the top five routes from Abu Dhabi.