abudhabi-airportAbu Dhabi International Airport continues its growth in 2016. Following a record-breaking 2015, the airport served to a total of 2,154,241 people in January 2016.

The airport surpassed the previous January 2015 figure of 1,887,631; reflecting a 14.1% increase in passenger traffic.

“The remarkable growth of Abu Dhabi as a global destination for business and leisure has catalyzed the corresponding increase in passenger numbers for the month of January,” said Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports.

“The ongoing expansion of Etihad Airways’ operations continues to drive up the number of passengers travelling to and from Abu Dhabi. Its strategic partnerships have also made a significant impact, as highlighted by the recent announcement by Etihad Airways of a 63% increase in annual passenger traffic between India and Abu Dhabi with partner Jet Airways,” said Eng. Al Haddabi.

Aircraft movements in January 2016 reached 14,514, up by 2.7% to 14,128 movements recorded in January 2015. Bangkok, London Heathrow, Doha, Bombay, and Jeddah featured as the top-five destinations from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Several destinations saw significant growth in passenger traffic, with Italy surpassing its January 2015 figures by 79.2% last month, and Australia posting a 37.7% increase in the same timeframe.