Cargo, passenger traffic up at Abu Dhabi Int’l Airport

Abu Dhabi Airports said it handled 64,067 tonnes of cargo at its three terminals in February 2015, a 12.6 per cent increase when compared to February 2014.


Abu Dhabi International Airport Ahmad Al Haddabi


Abu Dhabi Airports said it handled 64,067 tonnes of cargo at its three terminals in February 2015, a 12.6 per cent increase when compared to February 2014. There were 12,852 aircraft movements in February 2015, which was a 15 per cent increase over February 2014’s figure of 11,174. 

Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport increased by 21.5 per cent in February 2015. A total of 1,715,540 passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport during the month, compared with 1,411,881 in February 2014.

Commenting on the latest passenger figures, Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “The monthly traffic figures continue to match the long term forecasts of growth in passenger numbers, with airlines connecting a growing number of new destinations with Abu Dhabi International Airport. Against this backdrop, we are working tirelessly to upgrade our existing infrastructure to meet this sustained increase in demand and make sure that when passengers spend time at the airport, they enjoy the experience in a comfortable environment. The latest phase of this upgrade was the recently announced Terminal 1 expansion which is already having a positive effect on passenger flows and efficiencies at the whole airport. We are implementing a full programme of further capacity enhancements both inside and outside the terminals, enabling the existing infrastructure to gear up ahead of the opening of the Midfield Terminal. ”