UAE's Midfield Terminal Building 70% completeby Ashleigh McGinley on Mar 10, 2016
Abu Dhabi Airports Company has completed 70% of the $2.9bn (AED10.8bn) Midfield Terminal Building (MIB) and is 'on track' to start operations at the new facility in December 2017.
Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), said: "The Midfield Terminal is going very well in terms of construction.
"We are at 70% today and we are on target for meeting all the milestone that we planned to basically achieve."
Construction on the MIB project started in September 2012 and operations are officially slated to start in time for National Day 2017, according to The National.
Speaking during an interview at the Global Aviation Summit in Abu Dhabi, Al Haddabi, said: "When we open the Midfield Terminal we will be easily capable of handling 50 (million), or more than 45 million passengers per annum.
"We will be ready to handle more than 70 to 80 aircraft at one time.
"We will be able to process passengers fast by having a smart airport.
"This is our vision."
Dubai's Arabtec Construction is the main contractor on the project.