Abu Dhabi Airports' passenger traffic for the third quarter of 2022 hit 4.7 million passengers, a rise of 250 per cent compared to 1.3 million to the same time the previous year.
Third-quarter statistics confirm that 49,046 Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) were recorded across Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive, Delma Island and Sir Bani Yas Island airports between July 1 and September 30.
It marks a significant 35 per cent increase from the 36,367 ATMs during the same period last year, in a clear demonstration of network and passenger growth.
These flights were conducted between more than 100 passenger destinations on 23 airlines.
The top five countries in terms of the passenger footfall increase during Q3 were from India (933,640), the UK (291,576), Pakistan (265,793), Saudi Arabia (217,656) and Egypt (197,193).
The busiest destinations served were London Heathrow LHR (232,002), Mumbai International (155,294), Delhi International (130,723), Cairo International (118,885) and Kochi International Airport (101,828).
Abu Dhabi Airports expects to close the year with an excess of 15 million passengers.
Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, MD and CEO at Abu Dhabi Airports, said the figures "are a demonstration of how the aviation industry has recovered remarkably".
"New airlines and air routes continue to be attracted to Abu Dhabi, while new and improved services have played a prominent role in accommodating the expected surging demand head-on.
"For Abu Dhabi Airports, 2022 has been a year of sustained momentum, maintaining a level of excellence that we will carry forward to Q4."