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The terminal, one of the largest in the world, has an annual capacity of up to 45 million passengers and can accommodate 79 aircraft at any given time.

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 1:20 p.m.

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, visited Terminal A of Abu Dhabi International Airport ahead of its operational opening on November 1, 2023.

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.

During the visit, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed was accompanied by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Special Affairs Advisor to the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Airports, with whom he toured the terminal and received information about its sustainable infrastructure, world-class facilities and services.

With an area of ​​742,000 m2, the terminal (one of the largest in the world) has an annual capacity of up to 45 million passengers and can accommodate 79 aircraft at any time.

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed emphasized that the UAE continues to improve its infrastructure to achieve its strategic ambitions and objectives. He highlighted how the increased terminal capacity is a key driver of tourism growth that will advance the aviation sector and bring about significant change for economic and sustainable development in Abu Dhabi, as well as cement Abu Dhabi’s position as a destination. global tourism and a leading center for aviation.

In September, more than 8,000 volunteers took part in Abu Dhabi Airport’s largest testing exercise to evaluate the speed and accuracy of its passenger facilities. All systems including check-in, baggage claim, security checks, boarding gates, immigration and customs inspections, as well as passport procedures were tested to ensure readiness for the operational launch of the terminal.

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