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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Link opens between Abu Dhabi’s new midfield building and existing terminals

New kilometre-long tunnel connects to existing airport

Exterior view of the under construction Midfield Terminal Building in Abu Dhabi, taken in November. Pawan Singh / The National
Exterior view of the under construction Midfield Terminal Building in Abu Dhabi, taken in November. Pawan Singh / The National

Abu Dhabi Airports on Sunday announced the completion of the Midfield airside road tunnel which links the new Midfield Terminal Building with the south side terminals - T1 and T3 - at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The new tunnel is 1,165 metres long with an average overall width of 35 metres, providing airside connectivity between the existing terminals and the MTB, which will allow the passage of passenger buses, transfer baggage, crew buses, catering trucks, ground services equipment, cargo vehicles, and emergency service vehicles.

The completion of the tunnel was marked by a site visit of Abu Dhabi Airports’ executive team lead by its acting chief executive officer, Abdul Majeed Al Khoori.

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"Today’s achievement is a key milestone towards delivering an airport hub that can sustain growth for years to come," he said.

"It is crucial to have efficient connectivity between all of the airport’s terminals once the MTB is operational, to ensure we deliver a highly functional gateway, utilising all available resources and infrastructure at its highest operational capabilities."