Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Airports’ Chairman, H.E. Ali Majed Al Mansoori hosted a Korean delegation to discuss possible future collaborations on technology solutions for Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).
Headed by Kang WoongShik, Chairman of Global Technology, and adviser to Incheon International Airport (ICN), the Korean visitors and H.E. Al Mansoori explored opportunities to collaborate on airport facilities management between Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) and Incheon Airport Authority. They also discussed holding exchange visits between the two airport groups so that both management teams could learn from each other’s best practices.
The Korean delegation gave a presentation to H.E. on the history and growth of ICN and the future development strategy of Incheon Airport Authority.
Commenting on the meeting H.E. Ali Majed Al Mansoori said, “South Korea’s Incheon Airport is consistently voted as one of the best airports in the world by several industry bodies. We welcome the possibility of collaboration with one of the world’s leading airport authorities and look forward to further discussions on working together in the future.”
Seoul’s Incheon Airport is one of the busiest in the world, with annual passenger traffic reaching just over 49 million in 2015.
Passenger figures at AUH for 2015 were 23.4 million, an increase of 17.2 % on the previous year.
About Abu Dhabi Airports:
Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.
Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 45 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.