The UAE issues a decision to change the name of Abu Dhabi Airport to this name
It has been decided to change the name of Abu Dhabi International Airport to Zayed International Airport.
According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office's announcement on Tuesday, the new name will begin to be used beginning on February 9, 2024.
This adjustment was ordered by President Sheikh Mohamed, and it arrives just in time for the airport's brand-new Terminal A to begin operations on Wednesday.
Visit of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi
On Tuesday, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed, took a tour of the newly constructed terminal.
According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office, he stated that the crucial project represented a big step forward for the emirate's long-term economic and sustainable growth.
Sheikh Khaled emphasized the significance of maintaining investments in order to further bolster the tourist and aviation industries.
Strengthening the emirate’s position on the international scene
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad, Adviser for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Airports, stated that the mammoth project would function as a "major gateway" to strengthen the standing of the emirate on the international stage.
Airport officials have stated that the new Terminal A, which will be three times the size of the previous terminal and would offer flights to 117 different locations across the world, will improve the frequency and reach of flights to and from Abu Dhabi.
When it finally opens, it will have the capacity to process up to 45 million passengers every single year.
Before beginning flights the next month, airlines will go through a series of phases to transition their operations.
The date of airlines moving to the new airport building
The emirate's airport operator announced earlier this month that airlines will relocate into the new Terminal A building in three stages over the course of a two-week period beginning on November 1 and ending on November 14. This will take place after Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi runs a ceremonial flight on October 31.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and fifteen other foreign airlines are planned to begin flying from the new terminal beginning on November 1.
Beginning on November 9, Etihad Airways will begin operating 16 flights from the terminal, and beginning on November 14, a total of 28 additional airlines will begin doing the same.