Etihad Airways, the UAE national carrier, has announced switching its flights from Abu Dhabi to the new terminal of Queen Alia International Airport.
Etihad Airways Chief Operations Officer Captain Richard Hill said: "We believe moving to the new airport is a positive step which will continue to meet our guests' expectations of travelling with the world's leading airline." The new airport is designed to accommodate the rapid increase in passenger numbers and is expected to almost triple the airport’s capacity.
The terminal, designed by Foster + Partners, is 103,000 sqm and should increase capacity by 60 per cent to nearly twelve million passengers per year.
Etihad Airways is the first foreign airline to begin operations to and from the new Queen Alia Airport.