Al Mazrouei appointed as Abu Dhabi Airports chief executive

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Abu Dhabi Airports appointed Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as its chief executive officer on Sunday 5 April.

Al Mazrouei serves as a board member of Abu Dhabi Airports and is also a board member of Abu Dhabi Ports Company. He succeeds Tony Douglas, who last month revealed he was to take up a position with the UK government’s Ministry of Defence.

Abu Dhabi Airports chairman, Ali Majed Al Mansoori, says he is confident Al Mazrouei will contribute to advancing the airport operator, as it builds infrastructure at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Al Mazrouei explains he is honoured to take on the role and working to achieve the goals and objectives of the operator. He says he is looking forward to exceeding, “all expectations in delivery”. In February, Abu Dhabi saw cargo volumes decline slightly from January, to 64,067 tonnes, but the first two months of 2015 were up 11.8 per cent on 2014. The February figure fell 412 tonnes from January, when it handled 64,479 tonnes. February was the lowest volume since April 2014, when it handled 60,059 tonnes. In the first two months of 2015, Abu Dhabi has handled 128,546 tonnes of cargo, up 13,530 tonnes on the same period of 2014.

Cargo volumes in February rose by 12.6 per cent year-on-year (YOY), from 56,902 tonnes in 2014. The rise follows an 11 per cent YOY increase seen in January. The rise in cargo volumes is above that seen in December 2014, when it increased by 5.6 per cent to 69,736 tonnes. Cargo volumes in 2014, overall, rose by 12.8 per cent to 797,069 tonnes. The largest YOY increase was in May 2014 with 24.5 per cent.

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