Abu Dhabi International Airport world's third best

ADIA also 'Best Airport in the Middle East' at 2012 global awards

The four-star experience at the psychedelic Abu Dhabi International Airport will soon be epitomised by the $3.2bn Midfield terminal.
The four-star experience at the psychedelic Abu Dhabi International Airport will soon be epitomised by the $3.2bn Midfield terminal.

Abu Dhabi International Airport has been ranked as the third best airport in the world at the prestigious 2012 World Airport Awards, for the 20m passenger category, and also awarded the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East Award’, announced the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).

Abu Dhabi International Airport was also certified as a 4-Star airport at the ceremony in Vienna, with Edward Plaisted, Chairman at Skytrax, presenting Ahmad Al Haddabi, CEO at ADAC, with the award.

“These accolades acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the whole airport team and demonstrate its commitment to delivering excellence and top quality service that match the Capital’s growing international reputation,” said Khalifa Al Mazroui, Chairman at ADAC.

ADAC is currently working on further expanding the capacity and capabilities of the capital’s airport, and has now approved the award of the $3.2bn Midfield Terminal contract, with industry sources claiming the low bidding Arabtec-TAV-CCC consortium the likely winner.

“ADAC is moving ahead with its plans for the development of Abu Dhabi International Airport infrastructure to support Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, and deliver efficient and quality services on a par with leading international airports. Ranking in third place worldwide within the airport’s size category is a new milestone for the company in achieving its vision in becoming the world’s leading airports group,” said Khalifa Al Mazroui.

The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious recognition of quality for airports across the world, and are based on the annual Skytrax independent airport passenger satisfaction survey.

The 2012 World Airport Survey covered over 388 airports. The survey was launched in 1999.


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