Abu Dhabi Airports’ executive management hosted a team from the General Authority for Civil Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for tour of the current facilities at Abu Dhabi
International Airport (AUH) and its Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).
The tour started with an hour and half walking around the 742,000m2 MTB structure. Starting in the baggage reclaim hall, which will house ten carousels, the group moved into the area housing the baggage handling system, which is nearly fully installed. 28km of conveyor belt have been put into place, which will be capable of handling up to 19,200 bags per hour.
In the impressive center of the terminal, the central processor, the group saw how the hotel and office areas are taking shape, under the vast 18 steel arches supporting the roof structure, the largest of which is 180m wide and 52m high.
They also moved further into the building to see the spaces allocated for duty free and food and beverage, and one of the four piers that are nearing completion.
Acting CEO Abdul Majeed Al Khoori commented: “We are honored by the visit by the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation; as such initiatives foster further collaborations and knowledge sharing that will benefit the entire industry within the region. We shared expertise on revenue and operations Management, and reviewed with our guests our processes and procedures with passengers and airlines and gave them a preview of what this will be like once we move into our future home, the Midfield Terminal Building.”
Following the MTB tour, the group was hosted for an hour walk around the current terminals 1 and 3 at AUH where they were briefed on the overall operations, the smart travel process and overall passenger journey through the Capital’s gateway.