Abu Dhabi sees strong air traffic growth from India

Abu Dhabi sees strong air traffic growth from India

Abu Dhabi sees strong air traffic growth from India

Dubai: Abu Dhabi International Airport had registered an increase in passenger traffic from India, which was the largest travel market of UAE’s capital, during February 2009.The figures which were released today said that the total number of passengers increased to around six per cent in February 2008, while aircraft movements increased by 4.9 per cent. The Indian subcontinent saw strong growth due to improved load factors, increased weekly service frequencies and competitive prices.
Four Airlines currently operate to seven destinations in India. With an increase of 36.4 per cent in passengers for the month, India was a key driver of passenger growth in February, while the number of passengers to Pakistan increased to 14.6 per cent.
Abu Dhabi’s third largest international market was UK with nearly 5.1 per cent increase in passenger traffic. International exhibitions, conferences and shows such as IDEX were key factors in sustaining traffic increase in February. Etihad Airlines, the UAE’s national carrier, recorded a five per cent increase in the traffic.

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~ by anand213 on March 24, 2009.

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