| 24 April 2024, Wednesday |

Abu Dhabi International Airport traffic expected to surge 400% during festive season

Air traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport is anticipated to increase about 400% during the holiday season, thanks to increased passenger demand and major capacity development.

Between December 22 and January 2, about 32,000 people and 102 planes will pass through Abu Dhabi Airports, which is part of the emirate’s holding firm ADQ, according to a statement issued on Thursday. This is about four times the 8,400 passengers carried during the same period last year, and nearly double the 56 flights.

Abu Dhabi Airports encouraged travellers to follow travel protocols to guarantee seamless trips during the holiday season, such as calling airlines to learn about the most recent travel laws and guidelines for each destination.

The operator also advised passengers to arrive at AUH three hours before their trip, to familiarize themselves with airport operations, and to wear masks at all times.

AUH is the UAE’s second-largest airport and one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation hubs. According to its website, it serves as a hub for over 30 airlines that travel to and from more than 100 locations in more than 50 countries.

The airport also serves as the hub for national airline Etihad Airways, which indicated last week that December will be one of its busiest months since the epidemic began. The airline has already seen a 235% rise in passenger counts for December 2021 when compared to the same month last year.

Since the country’s first visitors arrived in the 1960s, the UAE’s aviation industry has grown dramatically, transforming the country into a worldwide powerhouse for air connectivity and stands on the edge of a shifting landscape with plans for sustainable and technology-driven future growth.

  • The National News