24 FEBRUARY 2020
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An opening date for the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport is expected to be announced this year as work nears completion and details of the planned premium lounge emerge.
The 742,000sq ft terminal has been hit with delays to its original scheduled opening date in 2017 but officials say final testing and commissioning is under way and once operational the facility will revolutionise travel in Abu Dhabi.
The airport handled 21m passengers last year. The new terminal will be able to handle up to 45m. It will also feature the new lounge, the construction and management contract for which has just been awarded.
Work on the 3,500sq m facility will be carried out by a joint venture between National Aviation Services and Airport Dimensions with access once completed offered to all independent travellers, regardless of airline or class of ticket.
Abu Dhabi Airports chief executive Bryan Thompson said: “Our partnership with NAS and Airport Dimensions represents an exciting development for the future passengers of the Midfield Terminal.
“The new lounge will provide an unparalleled customer experience, with NAS’ regional knowledge invaluable in bringing the project to completion allied with Airport Dimensions’ expertise in lounge design and management.”
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