Abu Dhabi Airports is set to welcome over 22 million travelers by the end of 2023, solidifying its position as a global gateway and a crucial hub for tourism and trade. The inauguration of Terminal A adds to the airport’s capabilities.
Winter Surge and Major Events
Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Interim CEO, based the year-end projections on strong performance indicators, anticipating a surge in demand during the winter season. Major events like the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and COP28 are expected to contribute to around 2.29 million travelers in December.
Rapid Growth and Increased Flights: Airport
Passenger numbers have witnessed a 49% growth since October, with the winter seasons expecting approximately 410 daily flights, marking a 20% increase from the previous summer. The rapid growth aligns with Etihad Airways’ plan to triple passenger numbers by 2030.
Key Destinations and Terminal A Features
Top destinations include Mumbai, London, Kochi, Delhi, and Doha. Terminal A, designed for 45 million passengers annually, accommodates 79 planes simultaneously, with advanced facilities like biometric technology, extensive retail and F&B spaces, and 163 outlets for an enhanced travel experience.