Abu Dhabi’s International Airport recorded
a 12.4% increase in aircraft movements, a 6.2% increase in cargo
and a 2.5 % increase in total passenger movement in August 2009.
India remained the airport’s largest market with an overall
increase in passenger traffic of 8%, whilst Pakistan
came second. The UK was the airport’s third largest market for the
month, leaving Saudi Arabia in fourth place. Passenger traffic to
Australia continued to increase rapidly due to the new
Athens-Melbourne connectivity, and became the fifth busiest
country destination with a 141% increase over August 2008.
The top five destinations recorded a total of
200,607 passengers, with London in the top spot with 51,757
passengers. Bangkok took second place with 38,828 passengers,
whilst Bahrain, Doha and Cairo came in third, fourth and fifth
respectively with a total of 101,314 passengers.
The 2nd of August 2009 was the busiest day of the month, recording
a total number of 32,090 arriving, departing and transit
passengers. The daily average was 28,760 for the month.
Cargo increased 6.2%, largely due to new services
by Maximus and China Airlines.
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