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July 16, 2024
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While the focus of the aviation community will be on the 18th Dubai Airshow next week at Al Maktoum International Airport, this coming Tuesday marks a milestone for another UAE airport. From November 15, all flights at Abu Dhabi International Airport will operate from the new Terminal A.

The official opening will be on February 9, when the airport will be renamed Zayed International Airport in dedication to one of the founding fathers of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed. Only then, the multi-year construction program will be complete, having suffered numerous delays and cost overruns since it was launched in the early 2010s.


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.