Press Releases

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09/02/2024AD AirportsMohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan attends naming ceremony and brand reveal for Zayed International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport renamed Zayed International Airport in honour of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Read More

05/02/2024AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports announces appointment of Elena Sorlini as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of Abu Dhabi’s five commercial airports, has announced the appointment of Elena Sorlini as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Sorlini transitions into the role permanently after serving in an interim capacity since June 2023. Read More

31/01/2024AD AirportsAbu Dhabi welcomes new airline and increases connectivity with direct flights to Haikou, China

Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed a new airline to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Terminal A, connecting the emirate with the Chinese city of Haikou, capital city of the province of Hainan. Starting on the 30th of January, Hainan Airlines will operate two weekly flights between Haikou and Abu Dhabi, increasing transport and trade links for both passengers and cargo. Read More

12/12/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports Announce MOU Signing With Shanghai Airport Authority

Abu Dhabi Airports, the operator of five commercial airports in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, revealed today the establishment of an exchange programme with Shanghai Airport Authority, that recognizes common interests between the two parties, as well as capitalising on opportunities of collaboration in the aviation sector. The agreement was announced through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Abu Dhabi Airports and the Shanghai Airport Authority (AVINEX). Read More

06/12/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports Announce New Development Plans

At BIG5 today, Abu Dhabi Airports announced new development plans for their free zone arm – ADAFZ. The development programme involves the planned construction of multiple Light Industrial Units (LIUs), currently in the master planning phase. Read More

05/12/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports Crowned “World's Leading Airport Operator of 2023”

Abu Dhabi Airports announced it has won the coveted award for “World's Leading Airport Operator 2023”, at this year’s World Travel Awards ceremony. Read More


On the sidelines of the Dubai Air Show, Jetex announced today the unveiling of a new flagship private terminal in the heart of the UAE capital, in time for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read More

15/11/2023AD AirportsNew Era for Abu Dhabi International Airport: All 28 Airlines Now Operating From Terminal A Following Completion Of Transition Phase

A total of 28 international airlines are now fully operational from the state-of-the-art Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). All airlines operating from Abu Dhabi international Airport have now fully transitioned to Terminal A, marking a significant ramp up in capacity from the new terminal. Read More

01/11/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi International Airport’s Terminal A Ushers Major Milestone for the UAE’s Aviation Sector

The new state-of-the-art Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) welcomed its first passengers to Abu Dhabi, signalling a new era in aviation history for the UAE. Read More


Abu Dhabi International Airport today released its passenger traffic results for the third quarter of 2023. Read More

26/10/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports Launch “Check Your Terminal” Campaign as Terminal ‘A’ Prepares to Open on November 1st

With Terminal A primed to open to the public from November 1st, and Etihad’s Ceremonial flight due to take place on 31st October, Abu Dhabi Airports announced that all major services and facilities are now ready to receive the new terminal’s first passengers. Read More

16/10/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports Welcomes the World to Terminal A from November 1st

From November 1st, Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A, will begin operations bringing a major increase to passenger capacity in Abu Dhabi and strengthening the emirate’s standing as a global aviation hub. Read More

04/10/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports Free Zone and MSM Logistics sign AED 85 million warehouse construction project

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, today announced a new partnership with MSM Logistic LLC, an overseas construction and development company, to develop a new building complex within the free zone at an investment value of AED 85 million. Read More

03/10/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Collaborates with Masdar City Free Zone to provide new growth opportunities for businesses

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has announced a new partnership with Masdar City Free Zone, a thriving business community and sustainability hub, located in Masdar City. The new agreement will enhance space offerings and end-to-end logistics services for businesses in both free zones. Read More

16/09/2023AD AirportsAbu Dhabi Airports accelerates key operational readiness trials for new Terminal A

As part of the ongoing operational readiness trials for the new Terminal A ahead of its opening in November, Abu Dhabi Airports is conducting the largest live trial and testing exercise to date, with more than 6,000 volunteers selected from the community in Abu Dhabi. Read More