The importance of Abu Dhabi has increased dramatically in terms of tourist flow. There are many attractions for visitors here, be it Ferrari World; the Louvre Abu Dhabi; the irresistible Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place on the Yas Marina circuit; the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque... the list goes on.
It is not surprising that in the first half of this year, more than 6 million passengers landed at Abu Dhabi's five airports — International, Al Ain International Airport, Al Batin Executive Airport, Delma and Sir Bani Yas Island. Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of five airports in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, published a report on Wednesday on passenger traffic for the first half of 2022. In the period from January 1 to June 30, 2022, 6,299,725 passengers arrived.
94,538 flights were also registered at the airports, which clearly indicates a high level of their operation.
And that's not all: from January to June, 297,791 tons of air traffic were handled at Abu Dhabi International Airport and Al Ain International Airport.
The top five countries in terms of passenger traffic in AUH in the first half of 2022 included India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Meanwhile, the five largest destination airports included London Heathrow, Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin and Cairo.
Sharif Hashim Al-Hashmi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Our passenger traffic results for the first half of this year represent another step forward for Abu Dhabi airports and the industry as a whole. Despite the fact that 2021 was a success, the goal for 2022 has always been to build on this momentum by serving more passengers and expanding our airline network with partners, while maintaining a commitment to the highest level of service quality.”