Traffic increases by over 20% in February at Abu Dhabi International

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The number of passengers using Abu Dhabi International Airport reached 1,715,540 in February 2015, a 21.5% increase when compared to the same month last year.

There were 12,852 aircraft movements in February 2015, which was a 15% increase over February 2014’s figure of 11,174. The top five routes for this period from Abu Dhabi Airport were Bangkok, London, Manila, Doha and Jeddah.

Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “The monthly traffic figures continue to match the long term forecasts of growth in passenger numbers, with airlines connecting a growing number of new destinations with Abu Dhabi International Airport.

“Against this backdrop, we are working tirelessly to upgrade our existing infrastructure to meet this sustained increase in demand and make sure that when passengers spend time at the airport, they enjoy the experience in a comfortable environment. The latest phase of this upgrade was the recently announced Terminal 1 expansion which is already having a positive effect on passenger flows and efficiencies at the whole airport. We are implementing a full program of further capacity enhancements both inside and outside the terminals, enabling the existing infrastructure to gear up ahead of the opening of the Midfield Terminal.”

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