New terminal building takes flight in Abu Dhabi

New terminal building takes flight in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)  has received six tenders for the construction of a new terminal building at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The Midfield Terminal Building, which is expected to go live in the first half of 2017, is a key component an airport expansion programme.

According to ADAC, additional facilities are required to accommodate demand. The 700,000m2 terminal building will initially handle 27-30 million passengers per year.

“The receipt of tenders represents a key milestone for the Emirate in its drive to develop a world-class air transportation hub,” the ADAC statement added.

Khalifa Al Mazrouei, chairman of ADAC, said: “ADAC’s commitment continues as it strives to sustain growth in passenger numbers by constantly planning major developments and improvements across the airports’ infrastructure, facilities and services.”

Construction of the Midfield Terminal building is planned to commence during the second quarter of 2012.

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