List of Airlines Serving the New Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal from November 1 to 14

Abu Dhabi is preparing to launch its expansive Terminal A at the international airport on November 1. This new terminal, three times the size of the previous one, will accommodate 28 airlines connecting passengers to 117 destinations around the world. Abu Dhabi Airports has confirmed that all major services and facilities are fully prepared to welcome the first passengers at the new terminal. Over a two-week period, airlines will gradually transition to Terminal A. This guide provides crucial information about flying to or from the new terminal, the airlines operating there, and directions for reaching it.

Which airlines will operate from Terminal A?

From November 1 to 14, there will be a transition period for airlines, with all terminals (A, 1, 2, and 3) operating concurrently. Starting from November 14, all airlines will exclusively use Terminal A.

Key Dates:

November 1: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi and 15 other international airlines will commence operations from the new terminal. (Indigo, Air India Express, Aeroflot, Vistara, Syrian Air, Badr Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, SunExpress, airblue, PIA, Cham Wings Airlines, Biman, Air India, smartwings, pobeda)

November 9: Etihad Airways will operate 16 daily flights.

November 14: All 28 airlines, including Etihad and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, will be fully operational from Terminal A.

Directions to the new terminal:

From Abu Dhabi: Two main routes lead from the city center to the airport.

From the E10 highway: Follow signs with an airplane icon and then signs for Passenger Terminal A.

From 30th Street: Khaleej Al Arabi Street merges with the E20 highway. Continue along the E20 highway following signs with an airplane icon, via Al Rawafid Street and Al Diyafah Street, then follow signs for Passenger Terminal A.

From Al Ain: Drive on the E22 highway (Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road) for approximately 140km, then join the E10 highway heading north (toward Dubai), and follow the signs with the airplane icon and signs for Passenger Terminal A until you reach the terminal.

From Dubai: Drive on Sheikh Zayed Road for about 80km toward Abu Dhabi. The road transitions into the E10 highway leading to Abu Dhabi city. Just after the signs for Yas and Saadiyat Islands, take the exit to Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal A. Follow the clearly marked signposts until you reach the airport.