Tonnage fall in September of 3.8% at Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport aerial view

Abu Dhabi International Airport continues to be affected by the slight slowdown in the Middle East as it handled 64,626 tonnes of cargo in September, which was a year-on-year (YOY) fall of 3.8 per cent on the same month in 2015.

For the first nine months of the year, the United Arab Emirates gateway handled 588,900 tonnes, a YOY decline of 5.2 per cent on the 621,191 tonnes handled in the same period last year.

Cargo traffic has performed a little better in the last three months than the first half of the year from 1 January to 30 June, when tonnage was down six per cent on the first half of 2015.

Abu Dhabi’s passenger traffic has been going in the opposite direction to freight and was up six per cent after nine months of 2016 compared to the same nine months of last year.