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



500,589       428,578           72,011 17%
London Heathrow 478,821       413,626           65,195 16%


446,207       375,990           70,217 19%


289,439       195,466           93,973 48%


269,185       255,731           13,454 5%


237,451       217,591           19,860 9%


228,425       173,162           55,263 32%


222,465       172,406           50,059 29%


215,137       190,389           24,748 13%


214,733       187,188           27,545 15%


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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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