New passenger transfer facility opened at Terminal 3
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Abu Dhabi Airports | No comments yet
New facility to double the capital’s airport transfer handling capacity…
Abu Dhabi International Airport today announced the opening of a transfer passenger screening facility at Terminal 3 as part of its continued Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP).
The program, which was launched in 2010, is gradually increasing the passenger handling capability at Abu Dhabi International Airport reaching an increase in the throughput potential of the airport from the current 16 million to over 18 million passengers per annum. The new facility includes 16 new X-ray machines that will enhance transfer passengers’ processing and movement from the arrival areas to the duty free and other departure facilities at the airport.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “The Capacity Enhancement Program at our existing Terminals 1 and 3 is progressing well and cements our commitment to offering our passengers a world class travelling experience while construction of the new Midfield Terminal Complex continues at a rapid rate. Last year we witnessed record growth figures for the airport, with more than 16.5 million passengers using our facilities, demonstrating the need for this Program to be delivered as quickly as possible in the interim.”
“The state-of-the-art X-ray machines will have a tangible effect on our transfer passengers, allowing them to spend more time enjoying our expanded and upgraded duty free outlets. The recent Skytrax Award we won for Abu Dhabi International Airport, as voted by our passengers, further motivates us to put customer service and passenger experience at the top of our list.”
Abu Dhabi International Airport is now able to channel transfer traffic into two separate screening facilities, which will drastically reduce congestion at these facilities during peak traffic times.