Abu Dhabi Airport sees 15% February passenger rise
1,411,881 passengers used airport compared to 1,221,686 last February
Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 15.6% year-on-year rise in passenger traffic during February 2014 at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The airport’s passenger statistics showed that 1,411,881 passengers used the airport during the month, growing from 1,221,686 during the same month a year ago. Aircraft movements increased to 11,174 in February 2014, recording 12.2% growth when compared with 9,960 movements logged in February 2013.
Cargo activity handling rose to 56,902, representing a 13.8% increase when compared to February 2013.
Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “The year 2014 is anticipated to be another record year for Abu Dhabi International Airport as the airport continues to register double digit growth in passenger traffic.”
“Such momentum will have no doubt its challenges in terms of capacity management, quality assurance, and efficiency. In spite of that, Abu Dhabi Airports is determined to continue to provide and implement innovative solutions to ease the travel experience of passengers until the MTB is opened in 2017 to introduce new meaning to modern day travel.”
Within the next few years, over 20mn passengers are expected to use Abu Dhabi International Airport as their origin, destination or transit point. The Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), Abu Dhabi Airports’expansion project, is being constructed to handle increasing passenger traffic. It will provide an initial capacity of 30mn passengers per year.