Abu Dhabi’s much anticipated new $3bn airport terminal in 2023
Once opened, terminals 1 and 2 will be shut down permanently, while T3, the latest addition, will likely be mothballed, the Momberger Airport Information report said.
“Depending on traffic development, at one point it could be used again during peak times as a remote boarding lounge. It could also be developed into a standalone terminal including landside, for example, for budget carriers,” the report added.
Moreover, there is a “road tunnel leading from the midfield to the present terminal, which would facilitate easy connections for passengers. The midfield terminal can also be expanded with a satellite boarding concourse. Another tunnel, which can accommodate an APM is already present,” the report said.
It measures about 700,000 square metres, and was originally planned to support Etihad Airways’ growth in Abu Dhabi.