The MTB was designed to maximize aircraft parking capacity and minimize walking distances for passengers
Midfield Terminal Building
The new MTB, named for its placement between two runways, is the centerpiece of AUH’s expansion program. Designed for both efficient operations and a seamless passenger experience, the terminal will have 204 check-in stations, 18 security screening lanes, and 10 baggage claim devices. Eight of its 56 gates will accommodate the supersized Airbus A380, and the MTB will increase capacity by 30 million annual passengers. Construction of the MTB will begin in the third quarter of 2012.
Parsons and ADAC consider sustainability at every stage of the expansion, and the program is on track to achieve an Estidama two-pearl rating. As program and construction manager, Parsons works closely with ADAC to prepare environmental and sustainability requirements for the expansion. We also support ADAC’s sustainability consultant in developing sustainability guidelines for all five airports operated by ADAC.
In 2010, AUH was named World’s Most Improved Airport by Skytrax based on the votes of more than 1.8 million travelers from 100 countries, and in 2012 it was certified as the first four-star airport in the Middle East and named the “Best Airport in the Middle East.” As ADAC develops a prestigious airport praised for its high-quality environment, sustainability, passenger safety, security, and comfort, Parsons supplies world-class program management and technical resources that bring it to life.
In addition to the Abu Dhabi International Airport expansion, Parsons is working on 100 active projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council, including airport infrastructure projects in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Oman.