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22th May 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) handled in excess of 2 million passengers in the month of April this year, representing a 5.6% increase in airport traffic compared with April of 2016, which reached 1.9 million.

Key highlights:

• Total arrivals: 1,050,520 up by 6.6%, total departures: 1,019,835 up by 5.8%, and total transfer passengers: 1,311,262 up by 6.1%.
• Traffic to India, one of the airport's main traffic drivers representing 18% of the total passengers this month, has shown an increase of 1.9% in April this year compared to April 2016.
• Saudi Arabia has become the number 2 destination, growing sharply by 17.4%, affected by the significant increase in traffic to Riyadh and Jeddah during the Umrah season.
• UK was the third most popular destination, growing by 12% this month compared to same month last year.
• The number of passengers traveling to Australia grew significantly, increasing by 28% thanks to Eithad's double daily flight to Sydney.
• The top 5 destinations were: London growing sharply by 16%, followed by Bangkok, which increased by 11%, then Doha growing by 4%, followed by Jeddah, which grew by 12%, followed by Bombay growing by 4%.
• The top 5 destinations recorded total passenger of 366,076 representing 18% of the airport total passengers.


April Traffic Summary:

Traffic

April

Jan-April

Total passengers

This Year

Last Year

Var %

This Year

Last Year

Var %

2,070,764

1,960,946

5.6%

8,223,547

8,004,971

2.7%

Aircraft Movements

13,546

14,074

-3,8%

55,634

56,278

-1,1%

Cargo (metric Tons)

54,382

63,500

-14.4%

243,722

254,907

-4.4%



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