Abu Dhabi Airport Sees 8% Increase in Flights in 2011/12 Winter Schedule

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 3 October 2011

Abu Dhabi International Airport will see an 8% year-on-year increase in the total weekly aircraft movements during this years winter schedule from November 2011 to March 2012.

Travellers will be offered over 900 flights weekly from Abu Dhabi to five continents around the globe, with additional frequencies, newly launched airlines and destinations.

The new enriched schedule comes as the airport prepares for the peak travel season during the months of October to January, as Abu Dhabi hosts major international and local events including the 2011 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November, along with this seasons holidays of Eid Al Adha and Hajj.

The 2011-2012 winter timetable includes amongst others, Etihad Airways new destinations to Chengdu, Dusseldorf, Male and the Seychelles as well as additional frequencies.

Air India Express, Yemenia Airways and Saudi Arabian have also increased frequencies within their network, while Singapore Airways and Lufthansa have optimised their schedules. Another significant contributor to this growth are VAustralia, Cathay Pacific and Czech Airlines who commenced Abu Dhabi operations this year.

Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, said, As the Emirate of Abu Dhabi gears up for the busy coming months, with major international, local events and holidays taking place, Abu Dhabi Airports Company is continuously adapting its plans and developments to deliver services that would exceeds the expectations and demands of its travelers and airlines partners equally. Saying this, we value the commitment of all our airlines to work with us in fulfilling this objective as they strive to increase their frequencies and launch new destinations to accommodate the markets needs.

In the new timetable for winter 2011, Abu Dhabi International Airports top routes are Bahrain with 63 weekly flights followed by Doha with 61 flights and Muscat with 57 flights.

See recent travel news from: Travel News Asia, Abu Dhabi Airport, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi

Subscribe to our Travel Industry News RSS Feed Travel Industry News RSS Feed from To do that in Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder, select Add a New RSS Feed, enter the URL of our RSS Feed which is: and click Add. The feed can also be used to add the headlines to your website or channel via a customisable applet. Have questions? Please read our Travel News FAQ. Thank you.

Copyright © 1997-2023