AUH's July passenger traffic grows by 7.9 percent
Figures released by the airports show a 7.9 percent flyer increase at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in July 2016 compared to the same month last year. Records show 2,267,572 passengers passed through the airport in July, surpassing July 2015’s stat of 2,100,929.
Arrival and departure numbers increased at AUH by 10.4 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively. Exact passenger statistics show 1,074,022 passengers arrived at the airport in July, and 1,180,504 departed from the facility.
Local arrivals show an increase as well. Arrivals to Abu Dhbai excluding transfer and transit skyrocketed 15.9 percent while departure took a small leap of 1.8 percent. The U.S. pre-clearance facility available at AUH has been a significant contributor to that growth.
Eid and summer holidays caused a boost in arrival and departure transfers by eight percent and 8.6 percent respectively compared to July 2015.
Five top destination locations accounted for 16 percent of the total traffic tracked at the airport in July. The top destinations from Abu Dhabi were London, Bangkok, Doha, Bombay and Manila.
Airline traffic to many of the world’s top destinations has also increased. Travelers to India increased by 15.6 percent in July, while the U.K. saw a 7.7 percent uptick in flyers for the month. Australia booked a 28.1 percent increase and the U.S. increased traffic by 17.2 percent.