Aug 02, 2016: Abu Dhabi International Airport sees 68,640 metric tonnes of cargo volume in June this year compared to 72,949 metric tonnes handled in June 2015. This represents a decrease of 5.9 percent in air cargo volume.
In the first six months of 2016, cargo volume stood at 389,191 metric tonnes, representing 6 percent decrease from the 414,203 metric tonnes handled in the first six months of 2015.
Total traffic for January to June reached 11,848,359, million passengers, representing a 6.6 percent increase from the 11,111,577 in the first six months of 2015.
The most popular destination in June was Bombay. There was a 26 percent rise in traffic to the Indian destination compared to the same month last year, with figures up from 55,991 to 70,312. Etihad Airways incorporated the Indian city to its A380 service earlier this year in May.
Traffic to and from Doha and Jeddah both grew by 12 percent in June, with passengers increasing from 53,912 to 60,395, and 52,342 to 58,816, respectively.
Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “January and March has been the busiest period for Abu Dhabi International Airport in the first half of the year, with passenger traffic crossing two million in both of these months. Consistent increases in passenger traffic are to be expected given Abu Dhabi’s status as an international hub for commerce and tourism, as well as being a bustling transit point.”