Abu Dhabi Airports on Saturday reported that in 2014 it welcomed 20 million inbound, outbound and transfer passengers, representing an annual growth of 20 per cent — the highest in Abu Dhabi International Airport’s history
The airport handled 154,821 traffic movements, up 14.5 per cent compared to last year. Cargo throughput rose 12.8 per cent year on year, reaching 797,069 million tonnes.
Commenting on these numbers, Ali Majid Al Mansouri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “The continuing growth in passenger numbers … strengthens Abu Dhabi’s position as a growing global transportation hub.”
In 2014, two new airlines joined Abu Dhabi International Airport; the Greek Aegean Airline and Nikki Airways from Austria, and a further 12 new destinations were added during the year. The top five destinations from Abu Dhabi were India, Germany, United Kingdom, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.