Abu Dhabi International Airport celebrates 40 years of development
Abu Dhabi – Etihad came to be the nationwide service provider and also the house airline company in 2003, which was a stimulant for fast development and also led the way for numerous developments
Abu Dhabi Airports on Sunday noted the 40th wedding anniversary of the main opening of Abu Dhabi International Flight Terminal (AUH), commemorating its payments to the exceptional rising of Abu Dhabi as a centre for aeronautics, profession, and also tourist.
” Abu Dhabi International Flight terminal has actually linked the globe to Abu Dhabi for 40 years and also sustained the emirate’s introduction as a leading location for tourist, profession and also business. It was the late Sheikh Zayed container Sultan Al Nahyan that had the insight to develop the flight terminal, and also many thanks to his vision, Abu Dhabi Airports has actually developed a heritage created by partnership, technology and also solution. It is a heritage that will certainly remain to expand over the following 40 years, as it sustains the continuous social and also financial growth of Abu Dhabi and also the UAE,” stated Sheikh Mohammed container Hamad container Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports.
The flight terminal was initial recommended in 1974, in feedback to the federal government’s strategies to modernise the freshly created UAE. Building of the flight terminal started in 1979, and also the brand-new Abu Dhabi International Flight terminal was formally opened up on January 1982, including a round satellite terminal with a solitary link to a semi-circular terminal.
Throughout the late 1990s and also very early 2000s, the terminal was increased to deal with the boost in guest numbers. Etihad came to be the nationwide service provider and also the house airline company in 2003, which was a stimulant for fast development and also led the way for the opening of Incurable 2 in September 2005, a 2nd path in 2008 and also Incurable 3 in January 2009, increasing the flight terminal’s ability to 12 million travelers each year.
The flight terminal has actually additionally been house to a variety of firsts. In 2014, AUH presented the initial USA boundary pre-clearance centers between East to help in the handling of travelers on straight trips for entrance right into the USA prior to they boarded their airplanes.
Likewise, AUH introduced the Smart Traveling System in 2016, the initial of its kind in the area, to alleviate guest handling and also boost the consumer experience. Throughout the very early start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, AUH was amongst the initial to present contactless entrances and also touchless lifts to enhance its vast variety of health and wellness steps.
” Abu Dhabi International has a happy background of giving first-rate facilities and also top-flight solution, whilst working as a stimulant for development for 40 of our happy country’s half a century of success,” kept in mind Shareef Al Hashmi, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Abu Dhabi Airports. “As customer self-confidence rebounds and also web traffic progressively recoups, we will certainly remain to discover brand-new modern technologies, items and also methods of operating that will certainly drive enhanced sustainability and also produce industry-leading flight terminal experiences. As happy as we are of our previous accomplishments, we are similarly delighted concerning our brilliant future.”