Abu Dhabi Airport’s Terminal A.
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Passengers at Abu Dhabi Airport’s Terminal A won’t need to use passports in the near future.
According to Abu Dhabi Airport, Terminal A will use facial recognition technology to screen passengers and minimise wait times when it is fully operational.
Terminal A be the first in the world to include all nine biometric airport touchpoints. In the first phase, this will see biometric solutions installed in key areas, such as self-service bag drops, immigration eGates and boarding gates.
Thousands of passengers from more than 15 airlines are expected to pass through Terminal A when it opens to the public on November 1. Its operation will cover three phases over two weeks.
The terminal is equipped with high-tech facilities including an advanced baggage handling system capable of processing up to 19,200 bags per hour.
When fully operational, Terminal A will be a “shopper’s paradise” covering 35,000sqm with 163 retail concessionaires and food and beverage stores offering a variety of shopping and dining opportunities. The terminal has two health and beauty spas along with a 138-bedroom hotel, plus a modern open-air lounge offering Arabic hospitality. ICA/Expat Media
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