Abu Dhabi International sees 20% increase in traffic for January 2015

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Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator for Abu Dhabi International Airport, today (February 24) announced that passenger traffic increased by 20.7% in January 2015.

A total of 1,887,631 passengers passed through the airport during the month, compared with 1,564,266 in January 2014. There were 14,128 aircraft movements in January 2015, which was an 18% increase over the 11,972 recorded in January 2014.

Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “Air traffic and passenger movement continue to present a strong growth trend as forecasted for 2015 for Abu Dhabi, and the UAE and the region at large. This is a critical phase for the capital’s airport with its capacity being challenged every day, and Abu Dhabi Airports will continue to demonstrate diligence and commitment in delivering on its promise to provide passengers with a unique travel experience.

“This year will mark several developments at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which will include an airfield lighting systems upgrade, additional aircraft stands and enhancements at its terminals – all geared towards delivering additional capacity and services that will elevate the passenger’s journey. This eager drive will continue as an interim expansion program until we start welcoming our travelers through the Midfield Terminal.”

In January 2015, the top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport were Bangkok, London, Doha, Manila and Jeddah. The top five routes accounted for 16% of all traffic last month.

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