Cargo down 6% in first half of 2016 at Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport

Cargo tonnage continues to struggle at Abu Dhabi International Airport and it was down six per cent in the first half of 2016 from 1 January to 30 June.

The operator Abu Dhabi Airports says the gateway handled 389,191 tonnes during the period, which was a fall on the 414,203 tonnes in the same six months in 2015.

In June, Abu Dhabi handled 68,640 tonnes, a fall of 5.9 per cent on the 72,949 tonnes in June last year.

The airport’s passenger traffic went in the opposite direction to cargo and rose 6.6 per cent in the first half of 2016.