October Traffic Summary:
|Traffic||October||Year to date|
|This Year||Last Year||% Var||This Year||Last Year||% Var|
|Total Aircraft Movements||14,763||14,569||1.3%||143,310||144,272||-0.7%|
|Cargo (metric tons)||73,649||69,005||6.7%||662,549||690,196||-4.0%|
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) welcomed 1.9 million passengers in October. More than twenty million passengers have passed through the airport so far this year.
- Total passengers numbered 1,903,556 in October 2016.
- The total number of travelers between January 1 and October 31 reached 20,432,279 — an increase of 5.4% on the 19,393,074 for the same period in 2015.
- Passenger traffic to and from Bombay, India, saw a 19% increase on the 52,604 passengers in October 2015, totaling 62,415 this month.
- The number of passengers traveling to Doha from AUH increased by 8% from 55,209 in October last year, to 59,535 in October this year.
- London, Bangkok and Bombay were the top three passenger destinations for October.
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.