Abu Dhabi International Airport Records Passenger Growth and Increase in Winter Flights
August was a successful month for Abu Dhabi International Airport after seeing a 14 per cent growth in passenger traffic. According to the traffic report, the number of tourists taking Abu Dhabi holidays and flights to other nations reached 1.09 million.
Abu Dhabi International Airport recorded successful figures in August, 2011 as passenger traffic reached 1.09 million and cargo traffic reached 39,841 tonnes.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company recently released a traffic report that revealed a 14 per cent increase in the number of travellers visiting the airport for Abu Dhabi holidays or taking flights to global destinations.
Abu Dhabi International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the world and during the first eight months of 2011, it has grown by 12.2 per cent.
Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, James E. Bennett, explained: "The continuous increase of Abu Dhabi International Airport's passenger traffic goes in parallel with the growth that the Emirate is witnessing in trade, industry and tourism. Up to August, we have welcomed 8,000,000 passengers through our airport, providing efficient and high-quality services. We continuously monitor the market and the travel trends, to ensure that Abu Dhabi international Airport offers enhanced connectivity and an increased number of destinations and frequencies to all travellers."
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The increase of passengers in August is said to be partly due to travellers arriving to take holidays in Abu Dhabi for the Eid al Fitr festival, as well as the healthy growth of airlines.
The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during August were London, Jeddah, Doha, Bangkok, and Manila.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company recently announced that it would also be offering 900 weekly flights this winter; an eight per cent increase compared to the same period last year.
Between November 2011 and March 2012, travellers will be offered 900 weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to destinations across five continents around the world. The new winter schedule is a joint effort between the Abu Dhabi Airports Company and airlines to offer a wider selection for travellers taking Abu Dhabi holidays and connecting routes to other global destinations.
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The capital of the United Arab Emirates is expecting a high number of travellers to take holidays to Abu Dhabi this winter season as it hosts a collection of major international and regional events such as the 2011 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Eid Al Adha and Hajj celebrations in November.
Abu Dhabi hotels are expected to be full of visitors during these significant events next month and many airlines are enhancing their schedules to offer more flights to the city.
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Etihad Airways, the national carrier of Abu Dhabi has also launched new destinations in its 2011/2012 winter schedule to Chengdu, Dusseldorf, Male and the Seychelles.
Chief Operating Officer for Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Ahmad Al Haddabi, said: “As the Emirate of Abu Dhabi gears up for the busy coming months, with major international, local events and holidays taking place, Abu Dhabi Airports Company is continuously adapting its plans and developments to deliver services that would exceed the expectations and demands of its travellers and airlines partners equally.
“Saying this, we value the commitment of all our airlines to work with us in fulfilling this objective as they strive to increase their frequencies and launch new destinations to accommodate the market’s needs.”
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