Abu Dhabi International Airport recorded 27.4% increase in passenger traffic for the month of May 2014, the highest in the airports’ history. A total of 1,633,700 passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport last May as compared to 1,282,185 in May 2013.
Aircraft movements also increased by 15.8% registering 12,931 movements when compared with 11,162 movements logged in May 2013. Cargo activity handling rose to 66,944 tonnes representing a 24.5% increase when compared to 53,788 tonnes in May 2013.
Manila was the most popular route in May increasing by 21% due to a boost in Philippine Airlines’ operations, followed by Doha which increased by 27%, affected by the increase in Etihad flights to Qatar. Bangkok was the third most popular destination followed by London which recorded an increase of 12% followed by Mumbai which has grown sharply by 87% due to Etihad and Jet Airways double daily and became one of the top 5 destinations for the first time.