The FINANCIAL — Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) handled in excess of 6.15 million passengers in the first quarter of 2017, representing a 1.8% increase in airport traffic compared with the January-March period of 2016, which reached 6.04 million.
The top five destinations from AUH during the first quarter of 2017 were: London, Bangkok, Bombay, Doha, and Jeddah recording collectively 17.3% of the passenger traffic for the January-March (Q1) period.
Transit/transfer traffic grew by 2.1% in the first quarter and reached 65.8% of the total traffic at AUH, whereas the origin & destination (O&D) traffic registered 34.2% of the total airport traffic in Q1 and grew by 1.2% during this period compared with the first quarter of 2016.
Traffic at Terminal 3 grew by 28.2% in the first three months of this year compared with the same period last year, with Etihad Airways accumulating 76.9% of the total airport traffic.
Total passenger traffic in March 2017 reached 2,032,642, a 0.3% increase over March 2016 traffic numbers of 2,025,842.