Abu Dhabi International Airport to open a new terminal

Abu Dhabi International Airport to open a new terminal

Terminal A is scheduled to start welcoming passengers in November

Abu Dhabi Airports will open a new terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Terminal A is scheduled to begin operations in early November. The opening, which marks a significant milestone for the emirate, has the potential to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s growing reputation as a destination of choice for travellers and further boost its position as a global hub for trade and business.

Covering 742,000sq metres, Terminal A is among the largest airport terminals in the world and will significantly increase Abu Dhabi International Airport’s passenger and cargo capacity. 

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The new terminal will accommodate 79 aircraft, up to 45 million passengers a year and be able to process 11,000 travellers an hour.

In line with the UAE’s sustainability aspirations and targets, the building features energy-efficient lighting, advanced heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and has used sustainable materials in its construction.

Abu Dhabi Airports chairman Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan said: “Terminal A is an embodiment of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to support the emirate’s sustainable economic development. The opening of the facility, which is on par with the largest and grandest on our planet, turns over a new page in Abu Dhabi’s 55-year aviation history.”


Elena Sorlini, Abu Dhabi Airports managing director and interim chief executive, added: “Terminal A exemplifies our commitment to excellence and offering exceptional services that meet the evolving priorities of today’s travellers. 

“Through leveraging the latest technologies, Abu Dhabi’s reimagined airport experience will offer a seamless passenger journey, fostering connectivity, interactions, business, trade and tourism, all of which are essential elements in strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position on the world stage.”

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