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Etihad Dublin Passengers Up 15 Per Cent in 2011

Etihad Dublin Passengers Up 15 Per Cent in 2011

Etihad Airways carried a record 8.29 million passengers in 2011, a 17% increase on the previous year – and passengers on the Dublin – Dubai route increased by 15% to 214,733. The overall increase represented an extra 1.197 million passengers on the carrier’s global network covering 82 passenger and cargo destinations.

“This result, achieved while much of the world was still very much in the economic doldrums and oil prices remained high, is testament to our emergence as a formidable force in the international aviation arena,” said James Hogan, President and Chief Executive. “It also reflects our commitment to sensible, strategic expansion, which is why we launched eight new routes last year.” These were to Bangalore, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Chengdu, Dusseldorf, Tripoli, Shanghai and Nairobi.

Etihad’s busiest route was Bangkok with the airline carrying more than 500,000 passengers to the Thai capital during the year. This was closely followed by London (479,000), Manila (446,000), and Jeddah (289,000) – which represented a 48% increase over 2010!

Passengers Carried in 2011

ROUTE20112010VARIANCEINCREASE
Bangkok

 

500,589      428,578          72,01117%
London Heathrow478,821      413,626          65,19516%
Manila

 

446,207      375,990          70,21719%
Jeddah

 

289,439      195,466          93,97348%
Sydney

 

269,185      255,731          13,4545%
Frankfurt

 

237,451      217,591          19,8609%
Paris

 

228,425      173,162          55,26332%
Manchester

 

222,465      172,406          50,05929%
Doha

 

215,137      190,389          24,74813%
Dublin

 

214,733      187,188          27,54515%

 

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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