The number of passengers travelling in and out of Abu Dhabi international airport increased 2.8 per cent in October compared with the same time last year, said Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).

ADAC says it recorded a seven per cent increase in the number of passengers flying in and out of the airport in the first 10 months of the year.

Passenger traffic at the airport rose 6.8 per cent in September since the same time last year.

ADAC said Abu Dhabi’s recent Formula One event had a significant impact on cargo figures for October due to the high volume of F1-related equipment shipped to the event.

The volume of cargo increased 24.3 per cent since October 2008.