Over the course of 2019’s nine-day-long Eid-al-Fitr holiday, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) saw 564,042 passengers pass through its terminal.
Over the holiday period, which ran from 31 May to 8 June, AUH processed 200,867 origins and destination (O&D) travellers and a total of 361,764 transit passengers.
Abu Dhabi Airports also noted that the top five destinations for passengers departing from AUH were: London, Dhaka, Cairo, Manila and Bangkok
Commenting on the busy traffic period, Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “Eid-al-Fitr is an important holiday for all in the UAE, and many seek to travel, whether to see loved ones living overseas or to explore new destinations.
“Yet despite this heavy traffic, we remain committed to delivering world-class services and one of the key metrics we use to measure our success is our ‘overall satisfaction index’. In the first quarter of 2019, Abu Dhabi International Airport achieved a first place ranking within the Middle East for airports handling 15-25 million passengers per year. In addition, I am proud to say that 91% of the passengers we interviewed rated their experience at our airport as excellent or very good.”
Passengers travelling through AUH during the period had the opportunity to take advantage of the airport’s Feel Good. Fly AUH campaign, which encourages passengers at the airport to unlock a variety of rewards.
Available on www.flyauh.com, the offers include free Careem rides from Abu Dhabi City and new Dubai to AUH, a voucher of AED 100 to spend in Abu Dhabi Duty Free, a free VIP terminal check-in at AUH, seven free days of parking at Skypark, as well as the opportunity to win AED 1 million at the end of the campaign.
“Customers also love our summer campaign ‘Feel Good. Fly AUH’, and I urge those who are considering flying this June, July or August to make use of the rewards on offer. We look forward to welcoming passengers across the course of the summer, and hope they take the time to experience everything Abu Dhabi has to offer,” he concluded.