Key Achievements

Read about some of our recently unveiled, large-scale projects at Abu Dhabi International Airport.


  • VIP Terminal

    VIP Terminal

    The new VIP Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport offers convenience, efficiency and luxury in an exclusive environment, in line with Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to delivering tailor-made services to the highest standards.

  • Southern Runway Refurbishment

    Southern Runway Refurbishment

    2014 saw the closure of the Southern Runway at Abu Dhabi International Airport for refurbishment work to enable it to accommodate Etihad Airways’ new Airbus A380s. The refurbishment was part of a broader program aimed at enhancing the runway infrastructure at Abu Dhabi International Airport and was completed in December 2014.

  • Terminal 1 Expansion

    Terminal 1 Expansion

    As part of its commitment to ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free travel experience, Abu Dhabi Airports has completed the upgrading of a number of facilities at Terminal 1, to allow a smoother flow of passengers through the airport.

  • Opening of Terminal 3

    Opening of Terminal 3

    The dedicated Etihad Airways terminal, open since 2009, has increased Abu Dhabi International Airport’s annual handling capacity by five million passengers. Learn more about its world class features.

  • Completion of North Runway

    Completion of North Runway

    The opening of the 4,100 metre-long North Runway in 2009 doubled Abu Dhabi International Airport’s runway capacity and is the first runway in the UAE to achieve CATIIIB classification.

  • Terminal 1 Refurbishment

    Terminal 1 Refurbishment

    Read about our award-winning refurbishments of Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal 1, resulting in increased capacity and passenger comfort.

  • Air Traffic Control Complex

    Air Traffic Control Complex

    The new generation communication, air navigation and surveillance technology at our recently launched Air Traffic Control Complex significantly upgardes the flight safety and air traffic services provided at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

  • New Arrivals Hall

    New Arrivals Hall

    Designed to ease passenger and visitor flow, our new Arrivals Hall at Terminals 1 and 3 will also create opportunities for further growth at Abu Dhabi International Airport.