Abu Dhabi Airport terminal to increase yearly passengers to 45 million
A new terminal that will increase Abu Dhabi International Airport’s capacity to 45 million passengers per year is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, according to Abu Dhabi Airports chairman Awaidah Murshed Al Marrar.
The $2.94 billion Midfield Terminal (MTB) was originally expected to open in December 2017, which was reportedly delayed by the design and execution complexities of the structure’s ornate roof.
The structure is now 86 percent complete, according to Al Marrar.
“All that is left is for us to take-off as one team,” he said. “We will not settle for anything less than an excellent delivery.”
As part of the last phase ahead of the Terminal’s delivery, Abu Dhabi Airports has begun an initiative meant to ensure the delivery of the project, working with partners including Etihad, he General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, Airport Police, Customs, and the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
When completed, the 742,000 square-meter MTB will increase the number of passengers flying through Abu Dhabi every year to 45 million over the course of the next decade, according to officials.