Abu Dhabi Airport’s Passenger Traffic Soars 7.3 per cent

ABU-DHABI-AIRPORTSlowdown for the Aviation sector has passed as the Abu Dhabi International Airport reported 7.3 per cent rise in passenger traffic during the last year. Around 9.7 million people used the services of the airport which became one of the selected airports of the World which reported growth in the number of customers during tough times of global financial crisis.

The Airport also saw rise in Cargo traffic last year which surged 7 per cent in the year 2009 as compared to the corresponding period last year as per the data released by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) on Sunday. There is a significant increase in people flying to London Heathrow Airport followed by Bangkok, Doha, Bahrain and Cairo.

The Abu Dhabi International Airport, having worldwide connectivity, has seen eight new airlines using the facility to connect 80 destinations. Khalifa Al Mazroui, Chairman of ADAC said, "Despite the adverse global economic climate and consolidation observed in the aviation industry in 2009, Abu Dhabi International Airport has been resilient, with solid growth in both passenger and cargo traffic numbers demonstrating this."