2.1 Million Passengers atAbu Dhabi International Airport in September
aerobd.news : Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) welcomed 2.1 million passengers throughout September, marking an increase of 5% onSeptember 2015. Since the beginning of the year, passenger traffic has grown 6% from the same period last year, with 18,528,723passengers between January 1 and September30.
• Total departures numbered 352,067, whichsignify a 10.1% increase on September 2015.
• Passenger traffic to India grew 10% on 2015, which maintained its position as the top destination, with 355,328passengers throughout September.
• Passengers to Qatartotaled70,627, representing an increase of 18.4% compared to September 2015.
• Saudi Arabia rose to become thethirdbusiest destination, with traffic to and from the country increasing by 19%.
• Traffic to and from Egypt rose by37.9% to 57,885 passengers.
About Abu Dhabi Airports
Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.
Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 45 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.