Abu Dhabi airport to get VIP terminal

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Abu Dhabi airport to get VIP terminal

A VIP terminal is set to open at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the coming months, and whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, the luxury surroundings, private drop off area and dedicated team of staff will be on hand to ensure a relaxing start to your trip.

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Published: Tue 20 Aug 2013, 1:13 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:11 PM

As part of its Capacity Enhancement Programme (CEP) and in line with its ambition to provide a world class travel experience, Abu Dhabi Airports Company will open the VIP terminal which will be available to all interested travellers.

The terminal will be operated by National Aviation Services (NAS), an internationally recognised aviation services provider, which also provides Golden Class services in Terminals 1 and 3.

Through the VIP terminal, passengers will experience a unique personalised service ensuring completion of all travel procedures in the fastest manner possible while enjoying a range of services within the private terminal.

Scheduled to open its doors in the 4th quarter of 2013, the VIP terminal will be available to all passengers flying to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport at a pre-set fee, and will offer added privacy, convenience and luxury — a completely new proposition.

The terminal will have its own facilities, separate from those of Terminals 1 and 3, which include a dedicated drop off area, with a new road being built specially to accommodate it, and will also provide separate immigration, police and baggage handling services to its passengers.

Chief Commercial Officer at Abu Dhabi International Airport Mohammed Al Bulooki, said: “Abu Dhabi Airports Company is committed to providing the best services to airlines and passengers despite the existing capacity challenges. In 2012, the airport saw an 18.9 per cent growth in passenger traffic compared with 2011; and, with the strong growth registered to date this year, traffic in the upcoming years is expected to follow the same if not an increased growth trend.”

He added that the new VIP terminal, spanning 924 square feet, will add to the handling capacity of the airport, accommodating the foreseen growth.

Guests using the new terminal will be welcomed and escorted by a special services NAS agent to facilitate check-in, baggage and immigration procedures, as well as escort guests to and from the aircraft directly utilising a limousine service.

NAS’s chief executive officer Hassan El Houry said: “NAS is proud to partner with Abu Dhabi Airports Company once again in our mutual endeavour to offer passengers world class luxury and a unique travel experience. The VIP Terminal will...provide style and sophistication for travellers, on par with the best airports in the world. With its seamless immigration and baggage handling services, and private limousine services directly to and from the aircraft, the VIP Terminal is set to take “travel in style” to the next level.”

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