A new terminal, one of the largest in the world, is ready to open at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Terminal A begins operations on November 1, and will serve flights to 117 destinations.
The project’s goal is to offer Abu Dhabi air travelers a seamless journey from check-in to boarding through the incorporation of cutting-edge technologies, including biometrics. What’s unique is the global implementation of biometrics at every stage of the departure process, including crucial steps like self-baggage drop, passport control, and boarding registration. This use of facial recognition technology will significantly reduce the time it takes to complete these formalities.
The new terminal will cater to flights from 28 different airlines and is three times the size of the previous terminal.
A two-week transitional period from November 1 to November 14 has been granted to airlines to shift their operational activities to the newly opened terminal.
The new terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport covers a total area of 742,000 square meters and has the capacity to accommodate over 45 million passengers annually (11,000 per hour) and handle 79 simultaneous flights.