Abu Dhabi airport passenger flow up 4.8%

25 de maio de 2016

São Paulo – The Abu Dhabi International Airport, in the United Arab Emirates, received 1.96 million passengers in April, an increase of 4.8% over the same month of last year, according to the Abu Dhabi Airports, the company that manages the emirate’s air terminals. The information was published this Wednesday (25) by the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The busiest routes were those from Abu Dhabi to London, England, to Doha, Qatar, Bangkok, Thailand, Mumbai, India, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Also a highlight was the increase of 25.6% in the number of passengers in the flights to and from the United Kingdom and of 20.6% in the trips to and from Australia.

“Abu Dhabi is growing, both as a global tourism destination and strategic transit hub and this is clear from the fact that we are still seeing a year on year increase in traveller numbers at AUH”, stated Mohammed Al Katheeri, Acting Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, according to WAM. He also pointed out the increase in traffic in the flights to Germany and Italy.

“We are continuing to invest in the infrastructure and technology necessary to keep pace with this growth”, added the executive. In the cargo sector, the airport handled 63,500 tons in April.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani