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Abu Dhabi International Airport is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The capital’s international gateway has seen over 126 million passengers pass through the airport since its opening at its current location in January 1982.
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.
Abu Dhabi International Airport has achieved two major milestones this month, having become the first airport in the region to adopt IATA’s Fast Travel Programme to provide passengers with self service options, as well being the first airport to become Airport Carbon Accredited in Asia Pacific.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company has announced the completion of the refurbishment and upgrading works of Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The project will expand passenger handling capacity and ensure the delivery of quality service and experience across the airport.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company released today the traffic report for Abu Dhabi international Airport’s first half of 2011, reporting 5,742,283 passengers passing through the capital’s airport during the period between January to June 2011, registering 11.7% increase in traffic compared to the same period in 2010.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and Abu Dhabi Women Association have launched UAE Hands, a boutique to promote local merchandise that introduces the UAE heritage and culture to international visitors arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
In January 2009 Abu Dhabi International Airport recorded a healthy 10% rise in passenger traffic over the same month last year.
Abu Dhabi International Airport handled a record 9.02 million passengers in 2008.With passenger traffic up 30.2%, from 6.9m in 2007, Abu Dhabi International Airport closed the year on a high having reached the target milestone which adds to the continuing and historic growth and development the airport is undergoing.