Abu Dhabi International Airport Traffic Increase by 14 Percent in the First Four Months of 2013
Monday, 03 June 2013
April saw 1.3 million passengers pass through the Capital’s airport
Abu Dhabi, UAE, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today announced the traffic figures for the first four months of 2013 marking 14 percent increase in passenger traffic compared to the same period last year, with more than 5.2 million passengers used the airport.  

During January through April 2013, the airport received 42,735 flights, representing a 9.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year.  Cargo traffic also increased with 209,880 tonnes of cargo passing through the airport representing a 20.2 percent increase compared to the first four months of 2012.

Destinations in India, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Pakistan registered the highest traffic from Abu Dhabi International Airport during the January through April period this year.

Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at ADAC, said: “As the Capital’s airport continues to register double digit growth in passenger traffic, ADAC will continue to invest in Abu Dhabi International Airport in order to provide the infrastructure necessary to ensure world-class service and optimal efficiency for all passengers and partners, while supporting the growth of Abu Dhabi as an international hub.” 

In the months of March and April, Abu Dhabi International Airport received over 1.3 million passengers each month, marking an increase of of 15 percent in March, whilst April recorded an 8.6 percent increase compared to the same period last year.  

The airport handled over 10,000 aircraft movements in both March and April 2013 separately, marking a 10 incease increase in March and a 7.9 percent increase in April versus the respective months in 2012.  In 2013, cargo volume reached 59,474 tonnes in March, representing a 25.6 percent increase; whilst in April, volumes reached 51,511 tonnes, representing a 7.9 percent increase versus the same period last year.