Abu Dhabi Airports records 4.7 million passengers in Q3

Abu Dhabi Airports records 4.7 million passengers in Q3

The emirate’s five airports are forecast to handle more than 15 million passengers by the end of the year

Abu Dhabi Airports handled 4.7 million passengers in the third quarter of the year, according to newly released data.

The company, which operates five airports – Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive, Delma Island and Sir Bani Yas Island – recorded the numbers between 1 July and 30 September.

The passenger traffic total represented a rise of 250% compared to the 1.3 million passengers in Q3 2021.

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Abu Dhabi Airports MD and CEO Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri said: “These figures are a demonstration of how the aviation industry has recovered remarkably. New airlines and air routes continue to be attracted to Abu Dhabi, while new and improved services have played a prominent role in accommodating the expected surging demand head-on.

“For Abu Dhabi Airports, 2022 has been a year of sustained momentum, maintaining a level of excellence that we will carry forward to Q4”.

Third-quarter statistics also confirm that 49,046 air traffic movements (ATMs) were recorded across the five airports, a 35% increase from the 36,367 ATMs in Q3 2021. 

The top five countries in terms of passenger footfall increase during Q3 were India (933,640), the UK (291,576), Pakistan (265,793), Saudi Arabia (217,656), and Egypt (197,193).


The busiest destinations served by Abu Dhabi’s airports during Q3 included London Heathrow (232,002), Mumbai International (155,294), Delhi International (130,723), Cairo International (118,885) and Kochi International Airport (101,828).

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