Abu Dhabi International Airport to Open State-of-the-Art Terminal A
Abu Dhabi Airports has announced the opening of its new terminal, known as Terminal A, at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The terminal is expected to begin operations in November 2023 and is among the largest airport terminals in the world, covering 742,000 square meters of built-up area. The new terminal will accommodate up to 45 million passengers per year, process 11,000 travellers per hour, and operate 79 aircraft at any given time. The building’s glass exterior maximises natural light while creating a monumental civic space inside the terminal. Terminal A has won international design awards and adds an architectural landmark to Abu Dhabi’s cityscape.
Terminal A’s Sustainable Features
Terminal A features energy-efficient lighting, advanced HVAC systems, and sustainable materials in its construction, in line with the UAE’s sustainability aspirations and targets. A fully integrated solar photovoltaic system has been installed on the roof of Terminal A’s car park, which currently powers a three-megawatt (MW) plant that is saving nearly 5,300t of CO₂ annually. This is a significant step towards realising Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to limiting its operational carbon footprint.
Abu Dhabi Airports’ Commitment to Sustainable Economic Development
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said that Terminal A is an embodiment of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to support the emirate’s sustainable economic development. The new facility turns over a new page in Abu Dhabi’s 55-year aviation history and strengthens its growing reputation as a destination of choice for travellers and a global hub for trade and business. Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Interim CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said that Terminal A exemplifies their commitment to excellence and offering exceptional services that meet the evolving priorities of today’s travellers.
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Terminal A is set to transform the local aviation ecosystem and further boost Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for trade and business. For more information on the airport and its services, visit their website at https://www.abudhabiairport.ae/.