Abu Dhabi Airport reports 15.6% rise in February passenger traffic

31 March 2014 (Last Updated March 31st, 2014 18:30)

Abu Dhabi International Airport has reported a 15.6% rise in February passenger traffic, compared with last year.

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport has reported a 15.6% rise in February passenger traffic, compared with last year.

During February, the airport received approximately 1.41 million passengers, against 1.22 million during the same month in 2013.

Aircraft movements increased by 12.2% to 11,174 during the month, against 9,960 movements registered during the corresponding period last year.

Cargo activity handling grew to 56,902, an increase of 13.8% compared with February 2013.

The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during February were Bangkok, Jeddah, Doha, Manila and London Heathrow.

Abu Dhabi Airports COO Ahmad Al Haddabi said: "The year 2014 is anticipated to be another record year for Abu Dhabi International Airport, as the airport continues to register double digit growth in passenger traffic.

"Such momentum will no doubt have its challenges in terms of capacity management, quality assurance and efficiency.

"Cargo activity handling grew to 56,902, an increase of 13.8% compared with February 2013."

"In spite of that, Abu Dhabi Airports is determined to continue to provide and implement innovative solutions to ease the travel experience of passengers until the Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) is opened in 2017, to introduce new meaning to modern day travel."

More than 20 million passengers are expected to use Abu Dhabi International Airport as their origin, destination or transit point within the next few years.

In order to offer better facilities to passengers, the airport is constructing the MTB, which features one of the largest terminal buildings, spreading over 700,000m²


Image: Abu Dhabi Airport recorded an increase in passenger, aircraft and cargo traffic in the year 2013. Photo: courtesy of Abu Dhabi Airports.