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Abu Dhabi International Airport Traffic Grows By 14% in 1st Four Months of 2013

Abu Dhabi Airports Company announced traffic figures for the first four months of 2013, highlighting a double-digit increase of 14% in passenger traffic compared to the same period last year, as more than 5.2 million passengers were welcomed at the airport. From January to April 2013, the airport welcomed 42,735 flights, representing a 9.5% increase compared to the same period last year. Cargo traffic also increased, with 209,880 tonnes of cargo passing through the airport, representing a 20.2% increase compared to the first four months of 2012. Destinations in India, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Pakistan registered the highest traffic from Abu Dhabi International Airport during the period this year. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at ADAC, commented, "As the capital’s airport continues to register double-digit growth in passenger traffic, ADAC will continue to invest in Abu Dhabi International Airport in order to provide the infrastructure necessary to ensure world-class service and optimal efficiency for all passengers and partners, while supporting the growth of Abu Dhabi as an international hub." In March and April, the airport received over 1.3 million passengers each month, recording growth of 15% in March, and 8.6% in April compared to the same period last year. In parallel, the airport handled over 10,000 aircraft movements in both March and April 2013, recording a 10% increase in March and a 7.9% increase in April versus the respective months in 2012. In 2013, cargo volume reached 59,474 tonnes in March, representing a 25.6% increase, whilst in April, volumes reached 51,511 tonnes, representing a 7.9% increase over the same period last year.

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