ABU DHABI: London, Bombay, Delhi and Manila were the top destinations of travelers passing through Abu Dhabi International Airport in June, state news agency WAM reported on Thursday.
Air traffic to London increasing by 6 percent, and Delhi-bound travelers up by 11 percent compared to the same month last year, Ahmed Al-Shamsi, the acting Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi International Airport, said in the report. No other figures were given.
Meanwhile, passenger traffic at the Abu Dhabi airport in June alone went down 5.3 percent to 1.76 million while six-month figures nudged 0.7 percent to 11.92 million from 11.84 million of the same period last year.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) earlier noted a weakness in traffic volumes being serviced by Middle East carriers such as Etihad Airways, which operates from its hub in Abu Dhabi.
The Middle East-North America market has been mainly hit by a US ban on personal electronic devices aboard flights emanating from the region. Etihad operates 45 flights a week from Abu Dhabi to six US destinations.
“The weakness is now visible in the traffic trends on the biggest routes to and from the region (to Asia and Europe), but is most acute on the Middle East to North America market,” IATA said in its report.
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi airport has released a video on the construction progress of the Dh19.1 billion Midfield Terminal project. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed terminal, which will have 65 aircraft gates, is being built by Arabtec, the Consolidated Contractors Company and TAV Group and is due to be completed in 2019.
Watch the Midfield Terminal Building video below:
Take a look at the latest construction progress of the Midfield Terminal Building for the month of July pic.twitter.com/0tWl7iGaIG
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