Abu Dhabi International Airport continues to grow

Abu Dhabi International Airport continues to grow

Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed over one million passengers in November 2011, breaking previous records.

The Abu Dhabi airport saw a 16 per cent surge in passenger traffic in November compared to the same month last year.

Cargo traffic was also on the rise, with over 42,000 tonnes of freight handled throughout the month, recording a seven per cent increase over the same period in 2010.

Commenting on the airport’s performance, Harib Al Hameli, vice president operations, Abu Dhabi International Airport, said: “Last November was one of the busiest months for Abu Dhabi International Airport, particularly with the many activities surrounding the F1 season taking place around the capital, along with the Hajj season, which drove passenger traffic to rise through the airport’s diverse network.

“We look forward to sustaining our dynamic growth, and to continue providing our passengers with award-winning customer service combined with high level of efficient and safe operations.”

Doha, London Heathrow, Bangkok, Manila and Manama were the top five routes for November, collectively claiming 20 per cent of the total passenger traffic for the month.

Earlier this month the Fast Travel credentials of the airport were recognised by the International Air Transport Association.