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Abu Dhabi International Airport completes Terminal 1 upgrade

Abu Dhabi International Airport completes Terminal 1 upgrade

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has announced the completion of the refurbishment and upgrading works of Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The project will expand passenger handling capacity and ensure the delivery of quality service and experience across the airport.

The refurbishment project also included an increase in the number of check-in and immigration counters, and the expansion and development of the retail and F&B space.

The project was carried out over ten months as part of the programme to expand the airport capacity and meet the anticipated traffic growth, while completing the longer term expansion plans of the capital’s airport through building new terminals and facilities.

The completed project was also designed to deliver a high quality facility and upgraded services in Terminal 1 in line with the Terminal 3 offerings.

The terminal’s refurbishment focuses on delivering to travellers a rejuvenated travel experience from start to end.

Upon arrival to the airport, passengers are greeted through new entry gates, leading to an efficiently designed passport control area, where counters were increased by 40 per cent to ensure speedy processing of travel documents.

A designated area was especially allocated for First and Business Class passengers, with brand new security screening facilities.

The number of Immigrations Department counters was also increased, providing a new total of 18 counters in the arrival area, and 16 in the departure area, as well as designated counters and E-Gates for travellers with special needs.

Additionally, passengers now enjoy an enhanced shopping and dining experience through the new developed layout of the retail and food & beverage space, which has been enhanced to offer 27 outlets.

The airport hotel and hospitality lounges have also undergone a thorough makeover to deliver a unique product in luxury and convenience, which is now available to all passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport upon request.