With the post-pandemic travel boom, airports continue to be the busiest arena for international passengers and Abu Dhabi is set to open another Terminal to accommodate the influx of travellers.
By paving the way for technological advances, Terminal A will offer a seamless biometric journey from pre-travel to the boarding gate, with its self-service kiosks, streamlined security checkpoints and well-equipped baggage handling systems.
Scheduled to begin operations in early November 2023, this world-class facility will be fully equipped with its evolving transportation infrastructure, to accommodate 11,000 passengers per hour to operate 79 aircrafts at any given time.
Spanning across 742,000 square metres, this one-of-a-kind airport lies at the beacon of modernity and sophistication with an appeal to both leisure and business travellers. With over 163 retail, food and beverage outlets, a wide variety of tastes and preferences can be catered to.
His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “As Abu Dhabi’s new gateway to the world, 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,” he shared.
For those who wish to unwind, the airport will feature an array of world-class amenities such as luxurious lounges, relaxation zones and spa facilities to feel at east prior and post travelling,
By adding to the architecture of Abu Dhabi’s cityscape, this structure blends modern, lightweight aesthetics with functionality by keeping sustainability in mind with energy-efficient lighting, advanced heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems and sustainable materials used for its construction.