Abu Dhabi International Airport is expanding its infrastructure by opening one of the largest terminals in the United Arab Emirates. This significant step will increase the airport's capacity and strengthen Abu Dhabi's position as a key aviation hub in the region.
It is planned that the transition of airlines to the new Terminal A will be phased in over two weeks. Starting from November 1st, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and 15 other international airlines will begin operations in the new terminal. Etihad Airways will introduce 16 daily flights from November 9th, and by November 14th, it will provide full service in the new terminal along with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi and 10 other airlines. In total, 28 airlines will move to Terminal A.
The airport administration has successfully conducted trials, testing all systems, equipment, procedures, and preparing personnel in key operational areas such as check-in, baggage handling, security, and boarding.
The new Terminal A features an extensive retail space covering 35,000 square meters, accommodating 163 shops and dining outlets.
The newly opened Terminal A becomes one of the largest in the UAE and contributes to strengthening Abu Dhabi's position as a global center for tourism, business, and entertainment. Its introduction will increase the airport's capacity to 20 million passengers and provide the ability to serve up to 45 million passengers annually. However, it is worth noting that the largest airport in the UAE is located in Dubai and has a capacity of around 80 million passengers per year.
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