Abu Dhabi Int'l inks deal to become sister airport to Beijing

Deal is the third such agreement signed by Abu Dhabi Airports after forging closer ties with Chicago Airport and Narita Airport
By Staff writer
Fri 29 Dec 2017 12:51 AM

Abu Dhabi Airports has signed an agreement which will see Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) becoming sister airports.

The deal is the third such agreement signed by Abu Dhabi Airports after forging closer ties with Chicago Airport and Narita Airport.

The agreement sets the stage for mutually beneficial collaboration between both airports through knowledge and experience sharing, a statement said.

It added that the airports will look to collaborate in areas such as staff training across all aspects of airport operations and management including terminal operations, airside management, route development, and commercial management.

The agreement also allows for cooperation on joint projects that will have positive returns on both entities such as hub development, airport planning, and service quality evaluation.

Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We are excited to be collaborating with a globally leading aviation partner. This MOU will be the base for an ongoing strategic partnership and future collaboration between AUH and BCIA.

"It will enable the sharing of best practices, exploring challenges, and working together with the aim of elevating the quality of services and facilities in both international hubs.”

Liu Xuesong, chairman of BICA, added: “Both BCIA and AUH possess state-of-the art infrastructure and have accumulated profound knowledge in airport operation and management. We welcome the opportunity to working together with our colleagues at AUH to share information and expertise, to improve passenger experience, and to strengthen the relationship between Beijing and Abu Dhabi."

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Last Updated: Fri 29 Dec 2017 12:47 AM GST

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