Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Airports, the company that runs the five airports in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has released its Passenger Traffic Results report for the third quarter of 2022. Passenger Traffic reached 4.7 million during this time, up 250 percent from the 1.3 million passengers during Q3 2021.
The Report highlights remarkable Passenger Traffic Estimates across Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive, Delma Island and Sir Bani Yas Island airports between 1st July and 30th September 2022.
Even though the five airports recorded 10,982,114 passengers by September 30, 2022, which is equal to Passenger Volume in 2020 and 2021 combined, Abu Dhabi Airports expects to end 2022 with more than 15 million passengers.
The top five nations in terms of an increase in the number of passengers during Q3 were Saudi Arabia (217,656), Egypt (197,193), Pakistan (265,793), the United Kingdom (291,576), and India (933,640).
The busiest airports served during Q3 included London Heathrow LHR (232,002), Mumbai International (155,294), Delhi International (130,723), Cairo International (118,885), and Kochi International Airport (101,828).
Abu Dhabi Airports also released its Q3 2022 Cargo Traffic Results for Abu Dhabi International Airport that show the airport handled 144,083 tonnes of air freight, compared to 182,929 tonnes during the same period in 2021 due to airlines rebalancing the fleet between passenger and cargo aircraft.