Al Ain International Airport
Operating since 1994, Al Ain International Airport is Abu Dhabi’s second international airport. Located 18km northwest of Al Ain City.
Did you know?
- Opened in 1994
- Serving nine destinations
- The International airport code is AAN
- The airport is situated 18kms from Al Ain city centre
- The expansion plan is set to double the capacity of the airport
- The first airport in the region receiving 3 ISO and OHSAS certifications.
Al Ain International Airport currently consists of:
- One terminal
- 10 check-in desks, including one for business class travellers
- Four gates
- A 4,000m runway and a parallel 4,000m taxiway that can double as a runway as needed.
About the Airport
Currently, two scheduled airlines operate from Al Ain International Airport, with new carriers and destinations being added in the near future. To meet forecast traffic growth, driven by the growth of the Emirate’s economy and Al Ain’s aerospace industrial activities (see below), plans are underway for the expansion of Al Ain International Airport. These include:
• Increase the sizes of the departure lounge and check-in areas.
• Expansion of a cargo terminal
• Enhancement of the office facilities.
• A new hi-tech airline in-flight catering facility.
• Improved facilities for ramp operations
• New MSSR Radar
• VVIP Terminal (TBC May 2017)
Al Ain International Airport plays a vital role as the location for the UAE’s first aerospace cluster, Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park. The cluster will serve as a catalyst for economic development and diversification and will generate employment. The 25 km² aerospace park, jointly developed by Mubadala Aerospace and Abu Dhabi Airports, will bring together world-class aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, research and knowledge institutions, and educational and scientific bodies. Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park will consist of industrial projects, businesses and office facilities, and mixed-use residential zones complemented with world-class community services and amenities, with five km² specifically allocated to the aerospace industry.
Al Ain International Airport is a home base for civilian and military pilot training.
This multi-faceted development will support the establishment of a sustainable aerospace industry in the Emirate. The vision behind this is to become a global hub for aerospace, recognized for knowledge driven innovation, respected for dynamism, and renowned for its passion to nurture integrated partnerships across the supply chain.
Since 2006 Abu Dhabi Airports has been receiving numerous prestigious awards from prominent international and local organizations in acknowledgement of its operational excellence, as well as marketing, training and corporate responsibility initiatives.