Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) handled in excess of 6.15 million passengers in the first quarter of 2017, representing a 1.8% increase in airport traffic compared with the January-March period of 2016, which reached 6.04 million.

Key highlights:

  • The top five destinations from AUH during the first quarter of 2017 were: London, Bangkok, Bombay, Doha, and Jeddah recording collectively 17.3% of the passenger traffic for the January-March (Q1) period.
  • Transit/transfer traffic grew by 2.1% in the first quarter and reached 65.8% of the total traffic at AUH, whereas the origin & destination (O&D) traffic registered 34.2% of the total airport traffic in Q1 and grew by 1.2% during this period compared with the first quarter of 2016.
  • Traffic at Terminal 3 grew by 28.2% in the first three months of this year compared with the same period last year, with Etihad Airways accumulating 76.9% of the total airport traffic.
  • Total passenger traffic in March 2017 reached 2,032,642, a 0.3% increase over March 2016 traffic numbers of 2,025,842.

Q1 Traffic Summary:

Traffic March Q1 (Jan-March)
Total passengers This Year Last Year Var % This Year Last Year Var %
2,032,642 2,025,842 0.3% 6,152,783 6,044,025 1.8%
Aircraft Movements 14,264 14,383 -0.8% 42,088 42,204 -0.3%
Cargo (metric Tons) 67,668 67,364 0.5% 189,340 191,407 -1.1%