Abu-Dhabi-newterminalPassenger numbers have continued to increase over the past few years, making Abu Dhabi International Airport one of the fastest growing aviation hubs in the world.

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.