Abu Dhabi airport welcomes 11.9 million passengers in H1

London, Bombay, Delhi, and Manila are the top destinations for travellers through the airport in June

Passenger arrivals at Abu Dhabi International Airport are up 0.7% in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.
Passenger arrivals at Abu Dhabi International Airport are up 0.7% in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.

The Abu Dhabi International Airport has maintained its strong growth curve, receiving a total of 11.92 million travellers during the first half of 2017, up 0.7% from 11.84 million in the corresponding period in 2016, with a total of 1.76 million passing through the airport during June.

Ahmed Al Shamsi, acting chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi International Airport, has stated that London, Bombay, Delhi, and Manila are the top destinations for travellers through the airport in June, with the air traffic to London increasing 6%, and Delhi-bound travellers up by 11% against the same month last year.

He added that Abu Dhabi International Airport terminals welcomed 75.3% of the total number of passengers in June, 81% of whom were aboard Etihad Airways.

Meanwhile passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) crossed 43 million in the first half of 2017, and Dubai World Central welcomed 554,993 passengers in the first half of 2017 compared to 410,278 passengers during the first six months last year. 

At Sharjah, a total of 5.5 million passengers passed through the Sharjah International Airport (SIA) during the first half of the year, with an increase of 2.9% as compared to the 5.3 million passengers recorded during the first half of 2016. 

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