Address: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
IATA Airport Code: AUH
ICAO airport code: OMAA
Alias: Abu Dhabi Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport is located east of Abu Dhabi about 23 miles away. You can easily take the bus / Etihad shuttle bus to the airport. You can also take a taxi and that costs about AED 60-70. Once arrived at the airport there are AUH departures from 3 terminals. The oldest but still beautiful terminal 1 has the arrivals area on level 1 with baggage reclaim and check-in counters. The departure area is at level 2 for boarding. Terminal 2 is a bit away from terminals 1 and 3, but can be reached with a free shuttle bus. It is not that big and is mainly used for low cost airlines. Terminal 3 is linked to terminal 1. This newest building offers Skypark where you can park but also many shops. The arrivals area is present at ground level. Check-in also takes place on this floor and will go through the security check to level 1 for the final Abu Dhabi departures. There are also several shops here. There are 2 runways of 13,450 feet each. Plans have been made to expand the airport. There should be a new terminal between the two runways present. The capacity could even reach 80 million passengers per year. However, that is still a long way off, but the growth of Dubai has also been rapid. There would also be an extra runway 1 mile away to create more Abu Dhabi airport departures.
With 21.1 million passengers in 2019, there is a small decrease from the year before. Then there were more AUH departures. It has remained fairly stable over the past 5 years. The largest market for Abu Dhabi is India, but also Saudi Arabia, UK and Germany and Pakistan. Pakistan has Abu Dhabi departures with Airblue, Etihad and Pakistan Airlines to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar. Flight routes to Germany are operated by Etihad as is the UK. Destinations there are Munich, London, Manchester, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt. For India there are Abu Dhabi departures with IndiGo, GoAir and Air India. Of course there are many more airlines to see such as Turkish Airlines, KLM and more destinations to the Arab region but also Washington, Los Angeles, New York and major cities in Asia such as Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok and Beijing.