Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) shows an increase of 9.2% in passenger traffic for the month of July 2010, over the same month in the previous year.
For the first time in the airport’s history, more than one million passengers travelled through the airport in any one single month. Aircraft movements increased by 10.1%, while cargo traffic increased by 12.3%, with a total of 36,755 tons transported through the airport.
The July results indicates that North America was the region witnessing the largest growth as passengers traffic grew by 76% in July, followed by Southern Africa with a 27% increase, and Europe in third place, up by 15% compared to the same month in 2009.
Ahmed Al Haddabi, Senior Vice President Airports Operations at ADAC commented:
“In July, we have celebrated our busiest month to date at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and we look forward to celebrating many more milestones. The traffic growth is a reflection of the interest Abu Dhabi is attracting from international markets and its strength as a connecting hub between the East and the West, as last month, the airport recorded a significant passenger traffic increase in three major routes: the USA, which grew by 110%, the Philippines, up by 47.8%, and Germany, with a 19% increase.”
The traffic report revealed the top five city destinations for the month of July to be London , Bangkok, Cairo, Manila, and Doha, together accounting for 19.1% of all traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport.