October proves first positive month of 2016 for Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport

Cargo volumes at Abu Dhabi International Airport grew in October for the first time in 2016 but year-to-date volumes still remain down four per cent.

Volumes were up 6.7 per cent to 73,649 tonnes in October, compared to 69,005 tonnes in the same month last year.

Year-to-date volumes are still down four per cent, having handled 662,549 tonnes between January and October.

The airport says aircraft movements grew 1.3 per cent in October to 14,763 but were down 0.7 per cent to 143,310 on a year-to-date basis.