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6.15 Million Passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport in the First Quarter of the Year

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Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) handled in excess of 6.15 million passengers in the first quarter of 2017, representing a 1.8% increase in airport traffic compared with the January-March period

of 2016, which reached 6.04 million.

Key highlights:

·      The top five destinations from AUH during the first quarter of 2017 were: London, Bangkok, Bombay, Doha, and Jeddah recording collectively 17.3% of the passenger traffic for the January-March (Q1) period.

·      Transit/transfer traffic grew by 2.1% in the first quarter and reached 65.8% of the total traffic at AUH, whereas the origin & destination (O&D) traffic registered 34.2% of the total airport traffic in Q1 and grew by 1.2% during this period compared with the first quarter of 2016.

·      Traffic at Terminal 3 grew by 28.2% in the first three months of this year compared with the same period last year, with Etihad Airways accumulating 76.9% of the total airport traffic.

·      Total passenger traffic in March 2017 reached 2,032,642, a 0.3% increase over March 2016 traffic numbers of 2,025,842.

Q1 Traffic Summary:

Traffic

March

Q1 (Jan-March)

Total passengers

This Year

Last Year

Var %

This Year

Last Year

Var %

2,032,642

2,025,842

0.3%

6,152,783

6,044,025

1.8%

Aircraft Movements

14,264

14,383

-0.8%

42,088

42,204

-0.3%

Cargo (metric Tons)

67,668

67,364

0.5%

189,340

191,407

-1.1%

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