More than 6.15m passengers passed through Abu Dhabi International Airport in the first quarter of 2017, a rise of 1.8 percent, according to figures released by its operator on Monday.
Airport management reported that its leading five destinations over the period – London, Bangkok, Bombay, Doha, and Jeddah – accounted for 17.3 percent of the airport’s total passenger traffic, state news agency WAM reported.
It added that transit and transfer traffic grew by 2.1 percent in Q1 to account for 65.8 percent of total traffic at Abu Dhabi Airport, while origin and destination passenger traffic accounted for a 34.2 percent share, growing by 1.2 percent compared to the first quarter of 2016.
Airport Terminal 3 grew by 28.2 percent in the first three months of the year with Etihad Airways accounting for a 76.9 percent share of the total.
In addition, the airport reported that its total passenger traffic in March reached 2,032,642 – up 0.3 percent on its March 2016 performance when it handled 2,025,842 passengers.