UAE flights: Runway work starts at Abu Dhabi's Zayed International Airport

The project aims to meet growing air traffic demands, enhance capacity

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Photo: General Civil Aviation Authority/X
Photo: General Civil Aviation Authority/X

Published: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 1:23 PM

Last updated: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 4:24 PM

Work has started on the North Runway of Zayed International Airport, authorities announced today. The rehabilitation project comes as part of the Building Better Airports campaign, according to a post on X.

The work will continue under the General Civil Aviation Authority's (GCAA) guidance, until the project is ready for final approval and operational commencement.


According to the authority, the project aims to meet growing air traffic demands, enhance capacity and improve operational efficiency.

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In line with the aim to enhance efficiency for customers, the airport also offers a storage facility for transit travellers. Those who are stopping over the UAE on long-haul flights to another destination, and wish to explore the country without lugging around suitcases, can avail this facility.

Zayed International Airport, formerly Abu Dhabi International Airport, was renamed on February 9, after the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The change coincided "with the official opening ceremony of the new Terminal A”, according to the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office. The swanky terminal was operationally opened on November 1.

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