Abu Dhabi Airport Handles 10m Passengers in Six Months

Abu Dhabi Airport Handles 10m Passengers in Six Months
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In Abu Dhabi, significant growth has been experienced as the airport handles 10 million passengers in just six months.

This figure is an increase of 67% compared to the same period last year, with a total of 10,258,653 passengers handled.

67,835 flights were operated out of the airport, which is also up by 36%.

Abu Dhabi On The Rise…

Abu Dhabi Airport Handles 10m Passengers in Six Months
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Commenting on the continued rise of Abu Dhabi was the Chief Operations Officer, Frank McCorie:


“Our passenger traffic figures for the first half of 2023 highlight our extensive efforts to support Abu Dhabi’s increasingly vibrant business, tourism, and aviation sectors.”

“Sustained increases in passenger numbers and flights also highlight Abu Dhabi Airports’ growth plans, in parallel with exemplary operations, technological integrations, and ever-expanding partnership ecosystem.”

“Our aim is to build on this momentum, reinforcing Abu Dhabi International Airport’s position as a preferred airport in the region, with a focus on delivering service excellence to our guests every day.”

Moving away from the passenger front, the airport handled 259,461 tonnes of air freight, and the busiest destinations, in general, were Mumbai, London, Delhi, Kochi, and Doha.

The international network at the airport continues to expand, with around 114 destinations served by 27 different carriers across the first half of this year.

Overall, things are looking up for the airport, and all eyes will be on them to see how the second half of the year performs. More to follow in due course, no doubt.

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