Abu Dhabi Airports Company’s monthly traffic
report shows an increase of 9.2% in passenger traffic for the
month of July 2010, over the same month in the previous year.
For the first time in the airport’s history,
more than one million passengers travelled through the airport in
any one single month. Aircraft movements increased by 10.1%, while
cargo traffic increased by 12.3%, with a total of 36,755 tons
transported through the airport.
The July results indicates that North America
was the region witnessing the largest growth as passengers traffic
grew by 76% in July, followed by Southern Africa with a 27%
increase, and Europe in third place, up by 15% compared to the
same month in 2009.
Ahmed Al Haddabi, Senior Vice President Airports
Operations at ADAC said, “In July, we have celebrated our busiest
month to date at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and we look
forward to celebrating many more milestones. The traffic growth is
a reflection of the interest Abu Dhabi is attracting from
international markets and its strength as a connecting hub between
the East and the West, as last month, the airport recorded a
significant passenger traffic increase in three major routes: the
USA, which grew by 110%, the Philippines, up by 47.8%, and
Germany, with a 19% increase.”
The traffic report revealed the top five city
destinations for the month of July to be London, Bangkok, Cairo,
Manila, and Doha, together accounting for 19.1% of all traffic at
Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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