Abu Dhabi airport VIP terminal eyes 30,000 passengers in first year

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By Sarah Diaa, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Abu Dhabi: Over 30,000 people are expected to use Abu Dhabi International Airport’s newly launched VIP Terminal in its first year of operation, according to Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief operations officer at Abu Dhabi Airports.

At a media tour of the terminal on Tuesday, Al Haddabi said that the 924-square metre facility can accommodate a total of 70,000 passengers annually.

The airport has also signed an agreement with Duty Free Shoppers (DFS), which has outlets at the airport’s other terminals, for a personal shopper experience. This will allow passengers to browse through an iPad or booklet for products, and have a personal shopper purchase them within 30 minutes.

“[The VIP Terminal] will allow passengers to reach the aircraft in a maximum of five minutes, with a process time of two to three minutes. To use it, passengers can book by phone to email, and online booking will also be ready,” Al Haddabi said. More info

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