12.37 million passengers through the airport in Abu Dhabi in 2011, growth by 14%


The total number of passengers (transit passengers and transferred) through Abu Dhabi International Airport during the last year to 12.37 million passengers compared to 10.86 million passengers during 2010, significant growth of 14%.

According to statistics released yesterday Abu Dhabi Airports Company, the total number of passengers users to Abu Dhabi International Airport during the month of December last year rose to 1.15 million passengers by 18% compared to the number of passengers who used the airport during the month of December 2010 which amounted to 974 thousand passengers, an increase of 174 thousand passengers to be in December over the past months and the sixth busiest month in a row beyond the barrier of one million passengers numbers.

According to statistics, the movement of cargo during the month of December 2011 recorded a growth by 17% and amounted to 44.84 thousand tons compared with 38.19 tons recorded in the same month of 2010 while total freight traffic in the last year 481,550 tons against 437,810 tons in 2010 growth 10 percent.

The figures show that the rate of increase in aircraft movements to and from the airport reached last December 2% and reached 9.92 thousands of traffic per month for 9.75 of thousands of traffic, increased air traffic to and from the airport in 2011 by 2% and reached 114.79 thousand movement against the 112 010 Movement in 2010.

He attributed the James Bennett, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports Company of this increase the positive and the intensity of shipping traffic witnessed by the capital’s airport over the past year to the development work carried out by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company airport facilities, in addition to investment relations with airlines and translated by attracting many new routes and encouraging lines air based on the expansion of its network across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi through the addition of destinations and new flights.

He explained that in 2011 saw the accession of many international airlines such as Cathay Pacific and Virgin Australian and Czech Airlines, which contributed to increase the number of points of Abu Dhabi Airport and thus expand the network of the airport world, also saw the airport, the addition of eight new destinations through the new airlines and current, which included Hong Kong and Prague, Seychelles, Mali, Düsseldorf, Bangalore, Chengdu, Aleppo and the airport has seen significant growth in the movement of commercial aircraft is scheduled to coincide with the launch of flights “MSC Cruise” Navy from Abu Dhabi.

And increase the number of hotels in the capital. He noted that the continued increase in passenger traffic through Abu Dhabi International Airport is a clear indication of the growth of the emirate in all sectors of trade, industry and tourism, which sheds light on the strategy to succeed Abu Dhabi Airports Company and of investing successfully in the construction of an airport with global standards in support of the emirate’s future promising.

He added that the Abu Dhabi Airports Company is working diligently to occupy a prominent place among the best airports worldwide through doing more development work and innovation to all airports, enhanced replenishment of terminal No. 1 in 2011, a series of significant successes through improved levels of customer satisfaction.

And provide the best services quickly, accurately and easily. He pointed out that airports London Heathrow and Doha, Bangkok, Manila, Jeddah, Sydney, Cairo, Frankfurt, Bahrain, Paris and Charles de Gaulle is the destination the first ten of the Abu Dhabi International Airport with a total contribution to 32.9% of the total passenger traffic last year at the airport.