Nearly 1.9 Million Passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport in November

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November Traffic Summary:

Traffic November        Year to date                        
This Year Last Year % Var This Year Last Year % Var
Total Passengers 1,860,207 1,781,529 4.4% 22,292,486 21,174,603 5.3%
Total Aircraft Movements 14,272 14,028 1.7% 157,582 158,300 -0.5%
Cargo (metric tons) 71,193 70,276 1.3% 733,742 760,472 -3.5%

 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) received close to 1.9 million passengers in November, representing a 4.4% increase in airport traffic compared with November 2015.

Abu Dhabi Airports’ traffic figures also show consistent growth throughout the year, with total AUH passenger numbers having increased by 5.3% on the previous year. More than 22 million travelers have used AUH so far during 2016.

  • Total passenger traffic in November reached 1,860,207.
  • There was a 38.6% increase in passenger traffic through Terminal 3 compared to the same month last year, reaching 1,317,591.
  • Traffic to and from Saudi Arabia saw a large surge compared to the previous year, with a significant increase of 43.5%.
  • Cargo services experienced growth of 1.3% this month compared to November 2015.

About Abu Dhabi Airports:

Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 45 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.