Passenger count at Abu Dhabi airport set a new high


By NewsGram Staff Writer

Abu Dhabi: According to media reports, the passenger traffic in Abu Dhabi  International Airport is claimed to have reached a new high in one month.


Over 2.25 million travellers passed through the airport in August, compared with the 1.92 million in August 2014, Xinhua news agency reported.

“For the second time ever, we witnessed over two million passengers travelling through in a single month,” said Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports Ahmad Al Haddabi.

The spike in traffic was attributed to many residents returning from vacations before the reopening of schools and the beginning of the academic year, he added.

Abu Dhabi is also increasingly seen as a preferred tourist and business destination, al Haddabi added.

(With inputs from IANS)