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Local Name:
Budget:
$3B
Announced:
2007
Construction Start:
Opening:
2023
Location:
Area:
63 ha
  1. iAnirudhG is offline Senior Resort Investigator
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    Opening November 2023


  2. New video showcasing the terminal in all its glory! Looking absolutely stunning, 2023 opening is looking almost certain and its only a matter of time before the first flight lands at the new terminal. Thankyou Abu Dhabi Airport and Etihad!!!

  3. Any possible opening month?

    The old Abu Dhabi terminal has become such a crowded mess in the meantime!

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Guest View Post
    Question: With Etihad Airways announcing the at least partial return of its A380 fleet, do you believe there is any correlation between this and the opening of the Midfield Terminal?

    If this does not fit here, I apologise and am fine with it getting deleted.
    While the runways will be the same as before, the A380s will finally be able to connect to the jet bridges of the new terminal, so yes, that makes a difference!

  5. Question: With Etihad Airways announcing the at least partial return of its A380 fleet, do you believe there is any correlation between this and the opening of the Midfield Terminal?

    If this does not fit here, I apologise and am fine with it getting deleted.

  6. iAnirudhG is offline Senior Resort Investigator
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    Earlier this month, the airport confirmed that over the last three years, no further progress had been made, and the terminal remains in the same state as it did before the pandemic. However, on Friday, Momberger Airport Information reported that the terminal is finally set to open later this year, with the inauguration likely taking place on December 2, 2023, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 's National Day.

    https://simpleflying.com/abu-dhabi-midfield-terminal-update/

  7. That's a lot of activity indeed. So a 2023 opening is likely.

  8. Progress is being made, first image shows this month and the second one shows last month


  9. This article quotes Frank McCrorie (the new COO) as saying they won't open this year, schedule is on plan but they won't open just because construction is complete...

    “The project is where we want it to be. It is on programme. There is a whole load of activity taking place, so it is really in its final phases. We are finishing trialling it and staff have to be familiar with it,” Mr McCrorie said. The terminal will not be opened this year, according to Mr McCrorie.

    “We will open it when we think it is the right time to open it and I must stress that — it is not necessarily about when it will be ready for opening,” he said, declining to provide a date. “The biggest factor for us is reputation. Everybody has been waiting for this facility to open, so we want to make sure that we do so in a timely manner and in the correct fashion.”

    The right time will depend on travel demand, measures to invest in the latest technology, the addition of new service initiatives, the construction schedule, operational readiness, staff familiarisation, training, trialling, as well as initiatives to guarantee success on every transition and integration of systems, he said.
    Source: https://www.thenationalnews.com/business/aviation/2022/09/01/abu-dhabi-airports-appoints-jamal-al-dhaheri-as-chief-executive/

  10. Seems very complete even at night

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