28-Jun-2012 9:43 AM

ADAC signs USD2.94 billion contract for Midfield Terminal

UAE's Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and the joint venture of TAV, CCC, and Arabtec signed (27-Jun-2012) AED10.8 billion (USD2.94 billion) contract for the construction of the Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport, with opening planned in 2017. Construction of the 700,000 sqm terminal will commence in 3Q2012. The new terminal will include:

  • Accommodation of up to 65 aircraft, including the Airbus A380;
  • Check-in capable of handling around 8,500 passengers per hour;
  • Check-in offering 165 conventional counters and 48 self-service kiosks;
  • Baggage system to process over 19,000 bags per hour with over 22 km of conveying lines and ten reclaim carousels;
  • 136 security screening lanes for passengers, with a further 25 for staff. [more - original PR]