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Over Six Million Travellers at Abu Dhabi Airport

In the first quarter of the year, Abu Dhabi International Airport welcomed 6.04 million passengers, registering a 9.5 percent year-on-year increase.

Aircraft movements rose to 42,204, which translates into a 1.5 percent boost over the same period in 2015, and the top five destinations from the airfield included Bangkok, London Heathrow, Jeddah, Doha and Delhi.

The results reflect the emirate's rising status as a global transportation hub, said Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer, Abu Dhabi Airports.

He also gave emphasis to new initiatives that aim to enhance the traveller experience, saying, "With the [March] launch of the Smart Travel initiative, that allows passengers to check-in and move through immigration and security interacting only with cutting-edge technology, we are ensuring that the growing number of passengers using Abu Dhabi International Airport spend less time in queues and more time enjoying our airport's world-class facilities."