Abu Dhabi: a new terminal with a capacity of 45 million passengers

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L’Abu Dhabi International Airport announced the opening in early November 2023 of its new terminal A of one capacity of 45 million passengers per year.

Equipped with the latest technology, this new state-of-the-art terminal features a range of interconnected biometric systems that will invite passengers to enjoy the speed and comfort of a seamless, digitized journey from pre-trip to the boarding gate , facilitated by self-service kiosks, streamlined security checkpoints and state-of-the-art baggage handling systems.

Covering 742,000 square meters of built-up area, Terminal A is one of the largest airport terminals in the world and will significantly increase the passenger and cargo capacity of Abu Dhabi International Airport. Once operational, the new terminal will be able to accommodate up to 45 million passengers per year, be able to handle 11,000 travelers per hour and operate 79 aircraft at the same time.

Abu Dhabi International Airport, base of the Emirati airline Etihad Airways, is banking on the development of its airport to face competition from the two major airports in the region, that of its neighbor Dubai, base of the Emirati airline Emirates, and that of Doha, the base of the Qatari airline Qatar Airways.

Terminal A is expected to begin operations in early November, a few weeks before the UN climate conference, COP28, which is being held this year in the United Arab Emirates.

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