Etihad Airways’ phased move into Terminal 3 at Abu
Dhabi International Airport has been successfully completed, with the
transfer this week of the final four long haul services from Terminal 1
into the new passenger building.
The final flight moves saw the airline’s
Beijing, New Delhi, Johannesburg and Mumbai services move from
Terminal 1 to Terminal 3, on Monday, March 23.
The last batch of flights to transfer follows
the successful transfer during recent weeks of Etihad Airways’
flights to Almaty, Bahrain, Bangkok, Brisbane, Brussels, Dammam,
Doha, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur,
Kuwait, London Heathrow, Manchester, Manila, Milan, Minsk, Moscow,
Munich, Muscat, Paris, Riyadh, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.
A total of 31 destinations now operate from the
new Terminal 3.
The new terminal building, adjacent to Terminal
1, has significantly enhanced the experience for Etihad Airways
customers using Abu Dhabi airport and allows the airline to expand
and meet its future growth projections.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ chief executive,
said, “Our customers using our Abu Dhabi home base will benefit
hugely from the significantly enhanced facilities at Terminal 3.
It also means that the much-improved airport is now better
equipped to meet the future expansion plans of the national
airline of the UAE.”
“The transfer of flights is supported by
Etihad’s new passenger facilities, which include new premium
lounges as well as improved check-in areas, including a designated
check-in zone for our premium customers.”
Following the terminal’s opening earlier this
year, Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) have
worked closely together to ensure the smooth transition of the
majority of Etihad flights from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.
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