Abu Dhabi Airports reported a 22.5% increase in passenger traffic for April 2014 as compared to 2013.
The airport’s passenger statistics showed that 1,620,324 passengers used the airport, growing from 1,515,407 during the same month a year ago. Aircraft movements increased to 12,420 in April 2014, recording 16.4% growth when compared with 10,673 movements logged in April 2013.
The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during April were Bangkok, Manila, London Heathrow, Doha, and Jeddah.
Eng Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Abu Dhabi International Airport will see more flights from its other airline partners this summer, especially in the Gulf region in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. Additionally, more aircraft will fly to Pakistan with extra flights to Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Rahim Yar Khan. Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore will each witness 14 extra flights a week from Abu Dhabi.”
Abu Dhabi Airports has also implemented a Capacity Enhancement Programme with several key infrastructure projects already delivered, with more in the pipeline.