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Abu Dhabi Airport’s Midfield Terminal: new milestone

Abu Dhabi – Emirates Tourism :

  • Upon completion, the new Terminal Complex will be the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi with one of the most impressive architectural designs in the region
  • The baggage system is designed to handle more than 19000 bags per hour with over 22 kilometers of conveying lines and 10 reclaim carousels

In a massive cultural challenge and a heated race against time, the constructions works in the new Abu Dhabi International Airport continue in line of the fines global standards.

This is part of Abu Dhabi Government’s vision and 2030 Plan that aims at catering for emirate’s needs on the level of accelerated growth in business and tourism sectors.

The terminal will provide the passengers with all the services, especially the cargo system, being one of the world’s best systems, is designed to process over 19000 bags per hour with over 22 kilometers of conveying lines and 10 reclaim carousels.

It will also provide world-class facilities for passengers, cargo, free market and restaurants. The terminal is expected have capacity to handle 30 million passengers per year, and up to 8,500 passengers per hour. The passengers will use Abu Dhabi International Airport as their main or transit point for international and domestic journeys.

Location features

The Main Terminal Complex will be located between the airport’s two runways, which also gives the terminal its name. This location allows for the quickest possible aircraft journey from runway to stand, resulting in a smoother experience for the terminal’s passengers.

Terminals buildings

The Midfield Terminal Complex will be the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi with one of the most impressive architectural designs in the region. It will have 700,000sq. m of internal space, and will be visible from more than 1.5km away.

The central space of the terminal building could hold three full-sized football pitches and it features a ceiling 52m tall at its highest point, taller than the Emirates Palace.

Development

The team working on the development of the Main Terminal Complex is an international, multicultural one, comprising a number of experts who contributed to some of the most important developments in key world airports, including such as Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

The designs are made to meet all the necessary requirements for sustainable development in the complex through establishing eco-friendly buildings, taking into account the Urban Planning Council’s Estidama approach towards sustainable design.

Operational highlights

  • Piers will accommodate up to 65 aircraft, including the Airbus A-380
  • Check-in is capable of handling around 8,500 passengers per hour
  • Check-in will provide 165 conventional counters and 48 self-service kiosks
  • Baggage system is designed to process over 19000 bags per hour with over 22 kilometers of conveying lines and 10 reclaim carousels
  • 136 security screening lanes for passengers, with a further 25 for staff
  • The building will be constructed using approximately 69000 tons of steel, more than 680,000 cubic meters of concrete, and nearly 500,000 square meters of steel and glass cladding, 135000 tons of rebar, 360000 sq. m of suspended ceilings and 325000 sq. m of natural stone flooring

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