A total of 28 international airlines are now fully operational from Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). All airlines operating from Abu Dhabi International Airport have now fully transitioned to Terminal A, marking a significant increase in capacity from the new terminal.

Terminal A is now the primary terminal serving Abu Dhabi International Airport, with flights arriving to and departing from the emirate set to use the state-of-the-art facilities available. The successful transition to Terminal A will facilitate a major increase in aviation capacity in Abu Dhabi, with the terminal able to process up to 45 million travellers annually and handle 79 planes at once.

Terminal A will enhance passenger experience, providing seamless connectivity, with facilities such as biometric technology to streamline the screening and boarding process, and 35,000 square metres of retail and F&B space.

In November, it is forecast that 7,669 flights will operate from Terminal A with 1,557 flights already operating in the first two weeks of operations. The number of flights operating from Terminal A is due to increase in December to 12,220 with the number of passengers using the new terminal projected to be 2.29 million.

Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “With all airlines now operating from Terminal A, I’m pleased to announce a new era for operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Bringing new state-of-the-art facilities and a major increase in aviation capacity, Terminal A will greatly enhance the passenger experience, whilst enabling international airlines to further increase their presence in Abu Dhabi.”