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Abu Dhabi the Worlds Most Improved Airport

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Abu Dhabi International Airport has been named the worlds Most Improved Airport 2009-2010 by Skytrax the award based on the votes of more than 9.8 million travellers from 100 different countries.

Moving up to become the worlds number 26 airport a jump of 47 places from the previous year the success has largely been credited to the multi-billion dollar programme of investments being placed in the airport, including the Terminal 3 launched in Q1 2009, and the focus in delivering high quality services to passengers.

Announced at The Skytrax World Airport Awards ceremony, held on Tuesday at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2010 in Brussels, Belgium, Skytrax is one of the industrys most extensive air traveller-based awards, with the survey of airport customers conducted between July 2009 and March 2010 at more than 200 airports.

 This is a fantastic endorsement of the hard work of management and staff, as well Ports and Airports Security Police Department , Abu Dhabis General Administration of Customs, the Department of Immigration and all our airline partners; in addition to the substantial investment being put into Abu Dhabis, and the UAE capitals, main airport, said H.E. Khalifa Al Mazrouei, chairman of ADAC, the operator of Abu Dhabi International Airport. In the last year, ADAC has introduced a new terminal, new parking facilities, free Wi-Fi and use of new technologies, as well as a unique travel retail and F&B offering, and a comprehensive service quality training programme for our staff. Through these and other initiatives, we are creating exciting new facilities and offer award-wining services to all air travellers through Abu Dhabi International. We are honoured to have been recognised by passengers for them work we have done and ADAC will keep firm on its commitment to do more in the future.

Edward Plaisted, Chairman of Skytrax said, It is a great achievement for Abu Dhabi International Airport to have moved up the global rankings so dramatically this year. This survey is a true measure of passenger satisfaction, and travellers through Abu Dhabi International Airport have clearly recognised and now enjoy the many improvements made by ADAC over the last year. This is a most competitive market as airports seek to improve the customer experience, and Abu Dhabi International Airport is now showing this is an area of strong performance for them.

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