June 30, 2016: Abu Dhabi International Airport handled 65,644 tonnes of cargo in May this year compared to 73,476 tonnes of cargo handled in the same period last year. It reports a decrease of 6.1 percent in cargo.
This year, to date, it handled 320,551 tonnes of cargo. However, last year, the cargo traffic stood at 341,333 tonnes.
On the passenger side, it sees 5.6 percent increase in passenger traffic for May 2016, compared to the same month last year.
A total of 1,982,010 people traveled through AUH last month, exceeding May 2015’s figure of 1,877,440.
A number of destinations witnessed noteworthy growth in passenger traffic, with the UK exceeding its May 2015 figures by 18.4 percent last month, and Egypt recording a 24.3 percent increase over the same period last year.
The number of travelers with AUH as their final destination was 355,457 up by 4.6 percent. The top-five routes were Bombay, Doha, London Heathrow, Manila and Jeddah respectively.