On Friday, Abu dabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates it was renamed Zayed International Airport.
It is named after the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The airport's new brand identity was also revealed along with the airport's name change. A traditional dhow boat, a date palm tree, the sun, the Qasr Al Hosn Fort and Terminal A, the airport's new terminal building, served as creative inspiration for the new logo.
Zayed International Recently opened airport Terminal A has one of the largest terminals in the world, capable of receiving up to 45 million passengers per year. During the first 60 days after Terminal A became fully operational, Zayed International It welcomed 4.48 million passengers, with 1.21 million arrivals, 1.22 million departures, two million transfers and more than 24,000 flights.
The airport served 117 travel destinations in December 2023, a 20 percent increase from 100 cities in 2022, due to a growing air network of 28 international carriers.
Terminal A is equipped with biometric technology to speed up the control and boarding process, 35,000 m2 of commercial and food and beverage space, and 163 points of sale for passengers.
In general, Abu dabi AirportPassenger traffic results for 2023 showed a significant increase in passenger demand. A total of 22,935,316 passengers flew on one of Abu dabiThe five commercials. airports during the period from January 1 to December 31, marking a 44.5 percent increase in demand compared to 2022. The year also saw growth in other critical business areas, including air traffic movements (ATM) in the five airports. The total number of ATMs, referring to the landing or takeoff of an aircraft, reached 226,362, exceeding the 2022 figure of 194,666, a year-on-year increase of 16.3 percent.
Etihad presents VIP lounges in the new Terminal A of Abu Dhabi International
“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our employees, partners and everyone involved, 2023 has been an overwhelmingly positive year for Abu dabi Airports. I am particularly proud that since its opening, Terminal A operations have been very successful. We are excited for what awaits Zayed International Airport as he embarks on the next chapter of his journey under the cherished name of the nation's Founding Father,” said Elena Sorlini, who was recently confirmed as CEO and CEO of Abu dabi Airports.
The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, has moved all its operations to Terminal A. To commemorate the airport's renaming, Etihad launched a special offer for guests departing from Abu dabi to select destinations. The limited time offer is available between February 9 and 14, 2024 for guests traveling between February 19 and June 15, 2024.
Guests flying to Bangkok you can reserve Special rates starting at Dhs 2,490 in economy class and Dhs 7,990 in business class. Others traveling to Osaka from Abu Dhabi can do so with fares starting at Dhs4,490 and Dhs14,990 in economy and business class, respectively. Additionally, Etihad flights to Copenhagen, Munich and Lisbon are offered at fares starting at Dh2,490 in economy class and Dh11,990 in business class.