Record passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airport

Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a 21.1% increase in passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2015 at Abu Dhabi International Airport, compared to the same quarter in 2014.

In the first quarter of 2015, a total of 5,521,110 passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport, compared with 4,560,169 passengers in quarter one of 2014, a record performance. Aircraft movements rose to 41,585, representing 16% growth compared with 35,844 movements logged in the first quarter of 2014. 

Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "With more than five million passengers passing through Abu Dhabi International Airport during the first quarter, the statistics continue to show that Abu Dhabi is rapidly becoming a major global transportation hub. During quarter one, we opened the newly expanded facilities at Terminal 1 and we continue to push ahead with a broader capacity enhancement programme to ensure that passengers using Abu Dhabi International Airport will always enjoy a world class experience." 

The top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport during March were Bangkok, Manila, London Heathrow, Doha and Jeddah. 

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