Abu Dhabi International Airport reported a 27.4% increase in passenger traffic for May 2014. A total of 1,633,700 passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport last May as compared to 1,282,185 in May 2013.
Aircraft movements also increased by 15.8% registering 12,931 movements when compared with 11,162 movements logged in May 2013. Manila was the most popular route in May increasing by 21% due to a boost in Philippine Airlines’ operations, followed by Doha which increased by 27%, affected by the increase in Etihad flights to Qatar. Bangkok was the third most popular destination followed by London which recorded an increase of 12% followed by Mumbai which has grown sharply by 87% due to Etihad and Jet Airways’ double daily flights, and became one of the top five destinations for the first time.
Eng Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Abu Dhabi Airports is on track to handle this significant increase in air traffic. This is particularly through our current Capacity Enhancement Programme, as construction on the new Midfield Terminal Complex continues on track. We are also looking forward to a busy summer programme.”