Airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports is entering the final phase of its Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) expansion program at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the UAE, with construction works said to be 86% complete. When finished in 2019, the 742,000m² (8,000,000ft²) MTB will be capable of serving up to 20 million passengers a year.
To mark the occasion, Abu Dhabi Airports held a stakeholder meeting outlining its ‘One Team Take-Off’ initiative, aimed to deliver a clear roadmap for all stakeholders involved in the project, including airport police, customs, immigration, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, and the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders, and Free Zones.
Speaking at the presentation, Awaidah Murshed Al Marrar, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said, “We at Abu Dhabi Airports, put the goals we share with our stakeholders at the top of our priorities, supported by a strong national ambition for Abu Dhabi to become the first international destination, with an iconic airport that is making its mark on the regional and international air transport map.
“This phase is critical within the life span of this national mega project within the transport industry, and the journey we embarked on as one team since 2012, with only very little time left to deliver this landmark by the fourth quarter of 2019.
“We have completed 86% of the construction in this project, despite the challenges and difficulties, and all that is left is for us to take-off as one team, believing in our position as leaders conquering the first place, and in our oath that we will not miss the last call for our journey toward its last destination, and that we will not settle with anything less than an excellent delivery and a take-off with an unwavering determination,” he concluded.