Abu Dhabi Airports serves 4.7 million passengers in Q3 2022
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Abu Dhabi Airports serves 4.7 million passengers in Q3 2022

Abu Dhabi Airports serves 4.7 million passengers in Q3 2022

Abu Dhabi Airports expects to close 2022 with over 15 million passengers

Abu Dhabi Airport q3 passenger traffic touched 4.7mn

Abu Dhabi Airports, which operates five airports in Abu Dhabi, announced impressive passenger traffic figures across Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive, Delma Island and Sir Bani Yas Island airports between  July 1 and September 30.

During this period, passenger traffic totalled 4.7 million, a rise of 250 per cent compared to the 1.3 million passengers in Q3 2021.

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, MD and CEO at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “These figures are a demonstration of how the aviation industry has recovered remarkably. New airlines and air routes continue to be attracted to Abu Dhabi, while new and improved services have played a prominent role in accommodating the expected surging demand head-on.

“For Abu Dhabi Airports, 2022 has been a year of sustained momentum, maintaining a level of excellence that we will carry forward to Q4”.

Third-quarter statistics confirm that 49,046 air traffic movements (ATMs) were recorded across the five airports, a significant 35 per cent increase from the 36,367 ATMs in Q3 2021 in a clear demonstration of network and passenger growth. These flights were conducted between more than 100 passenger destinations on 23 airlines.

The top five countries in terms of the passenger footfall increase during Q3 were India (933,640), the UK (291,576), Pakistan (265,793), Saudi Arabia (217,656), and Egypt (197,193).

The busiest destinations served during Q3 included London Heathrow LHR (232,002), Mumbai International (155,294), Delhi International (130,723), Cairo International (118,885) and Kochi International Airport (101,828).

Abu Dhabi Airports also released its Q3 2022 cargo traffic results for Abu Dhabi International Airport that show the airport handled 144,083 tonnes of air freight, compared to 182,929 tonnes during the same period in 2021 due to airlines rebalancing the fleet between passenger and cargo aircraft.

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