'India registers highest traffic for Abu Dhabi airport in Feb'

'India registers highest traffic for Abu Dhabi airport in Feb' Dubai: India recorded the highest traffic for Abu Dhabi International Airport in February 2013, with traffic growing by 9.1 percent over the same period last year, says a report by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).

The traffic report for February 2013 showed a 13.1 percent growth in passenger traffic over the same period last year, with over 1.2 million (1,221,686) passengers passing through the airport, ADAC said in a statement.

India was followed by Germany, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in the list, it said.

In general, aircraft movements in February also grew by 7.5 percent over the same period last year, totalling 9,960 movements, and cargo volume increased by 16.7 percent, reaching 50,020 tonnes, it added.

"The significant increase in passengers, aircraft and cargo volumes is in-line with the anticipated growth trend for Abu Dhabi International Airport," ADAC Chief Operating Officer Ahmad Al Haddabi said

"ADAC's on-going investment in improving facilities for every business and leisure traveller, alongside its comprehensive airline marketing strategy, are ensuring that the award winning airport continues to provide the needed facilities and capacity whilst attracting new airlines and launching new routes," he said.

PTI