Starting November 15, all airlines will operate exclusively from Terminal A; Here’s everything you need to know about traveling from the new hub.
One of the world’s largest airport terminals is set to begin operations in Abu Dhabi on November 1. Triple the size of the previous terminal, Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport will be served by 28 airlines serving a network of 117 destinations worldwide.
According Abu Dhabi airports, all the main services and facilities are now ready to receive the first passengers of the new terminal. Airlines will transition to the terminal over two weeks.
Here you will find everything you need to know about how to fly to or from the new terminal, the airlines that will operate from there and how to get there.
Will all airlines operate from Terminal A starting November 1?
November 1-14 will be a transition period for airlines. This means that all terminals (A, 1, 2 and 3) will work simultaneously. Starting November 15, all airlines will operate exclusively from Terminal A.
What you should do if you are flying to or from Abu Dhabi from November 1 to 14
If you are flying to or from the UAE capital in the first two weeks of November, you should check the latest flight information on the Abu Dhabi International Airport website, or with your airline, to confirm your terminal. As mentioned above, all terminals at Abu Dhabi Airport will operate simultaneously from November 1 to 14.
Which airlines will operate from Terminal A?
- November 1: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and 15 other international airlines will begin flying from the new terminal.
- November 9: Etihad Airways will operate 16 flights daily.
- November 14th: All 28 airlines, including Etihad and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, will be fully operational from Terminal A.
How to get to the new terminal
- From Abu Dhabi: Two main roads run from the city center to the airport.
- From the E10 highway: Follow the signs with an airplane icon and then the signs to Passenger Terminal A.
- From 30th Street: Khaleej Al Arabi Street merges with the E20 highway. Continue along the E20 highway following the airplane icon signs, along Al Rawafid and Al Diyafah streets, then the signs for Passenger Terminal A.
- From Al Ain: Drive on Highway E22 (Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road) for approximately 140 km, then merge onto Highway E10 heading north (bound to Dubai), then follow the signs with an airplane icon and directions to the Terminal of Passengers A until reaching the terminal.
- From Dubai: Drive along Sheikh Zayed Road for approximately 80 km towards Abu Dhabi. The road then becomes the E10 highway and continues towards the city of Abu Dhabi. Just after the signs for Yas and Saadiyat Islands, there is an exit to Terminal A of Abu Dhabi International Airport. Follow the marked directions until you reach the airport.
News Source: Khaleej Times