A Smooth Connection to USA/India at Abu Dhabi Airport's New Terminal A
November 3, 2023
Are you ready for a brand-new airport experience in Abu Dhabi? Enjoy your smooth connection on Etihad flights to the USA/India.
On November 1, 2023, the city's new Midfield Terminal, now called Terminal A, opened its doors to travelers. This state-of-the-art terminal is built with ultra-modern amenities and is designed to handle up to 45 million annual passengers, nearly triple the airport's current capacity.
Terminal A is more than just a place to catch a flight to India. It's a gateway to a world of possibilities. With its spacious design, innovative features, and world-class amenities, Terminal A is setting a new standard for airport travel.
Terminal A at Abu Dhabi Airport
Terminal A at Abu Dhabi International Airport is the perfect gateway to Abu Dhabi and the world, integrating technology, infrastructure, and best-in-class services to streamline the travel experience.
Here's what to expect:
- With dedicated check-in areas, separate entrances, and valet services for those using the city as a destination or stopover, Terminal A entices visitors from all over the world to explore Abu Dhabi and its surroundings.
- The arrivals experience at Terminal A is all about convenience, with 34 E-gates with passport and eye scans, 38 immigration counters, and 10 baggage reclaim belts. So once bags have been collected, it is as simple as following the signs to meet your pre-booked Etihad Chauffeur or the complimentary pre-booked Etihad Coach service to get to Dubai or Al Ain quickly and easily. The whole process from gate to curb averages only 19 minutes!
- If catching a connecting flight in Abu Dhabi, you can look forward to a quick and smooth transfer that will have you at the gate for your next flight in 15 minutes.
Heads up, travelers! Etihad Airways is moving to Terminal A at Abu Dhabi Airport starting November 9, 2023.
International passengers flying from the USA to India on Etihad Airways after that date will get to experience the brand new Terminal A starting November 9. Etihad Airways will be shifting all of its domestic and international operations to Terminal A between November 9 and 14.
However, if you're flying from India to the US on Etihad Airways and you're eligible for US customs pre-clearance in Abu Dhabi. You'll need to have at least 3 hours of connection time or layover in your itinerary starting November 9. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility won't be moving to Terminal A from Terminal 3 anytime soon.
Terminal A at Abu Dhabi Airport is the world's first airport to adopt biometric technology for digitizing the nine touch points, ensuring a smooth and digitized end-to-end journey. With the most advanced baggage handling system and a variety of in-terminal facilities.
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