Key transport hub

AUH welcomed over 23,4 M PAX in 2017

AUH is expected to reach over 30 M PAX by 2020, driven by the expansion of Etihad Airways, the national carrier. Connecting Abu Dhabi to 108 destinations in 56 countries, AUH stands at the crossroad of global air traffic as a major transit hub.



One of the best airports in the Middle East

AUH was voted Airport of the Year in the category “10-30 million passengers” in 2016 by Air Transport News; and won the Best Airport Staff in the Middle East in 2015, and Best Airport in the Middle East in 2014 at the Skytrax Awards


Airport ID​

Traffic in 2017:
23,4 M PAX

+59% passenger growth since 2012


Passengers split by originating flights

arrivals / departures / transit in 2017

2017 Top Destinations:

#1 India
#2 UK
#3 Saudi Arabia
#4 Australia
#5 Germany

Some airlines companies at AUH




In 1982 AUH was established approximately 30 km east of Abu Dhabi City at a major national crossroads on the UAE road network and replaced Al Bateen airport as new national airport.