Abu Dhabi Airports, ACI join to explore airport management trends in UAE

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi Airports, the emirate’s five airports’ owner and operator, has partnered with Airports Council International Asia-Pacific (ACI Asia-Pacific), the voice of airport operators in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, to enhance the interests of Abu Dhabi and the UAE airport management industry across the region.

The project will commence by the end of November 2021 and will run until the end of March 2022 culminating in a report on the airport industry outlook, identifying trends that will influence the future of airport management in the region.

Shareef Al Hashmi
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“This partnership with ACI Asia-Pacific comes at a vital time for our industry, allowing us to deliver evidence-based research to shape our future strategy as airports across Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the wider region rebuild following the disruption caused by COVID-19. I look forward to working with our partners, as well as stakeholders across the Middle East, and paving the best way forward for our industry.”

Mr. Stefano Baronci, Director-General of ACI Asia-Pacific, expressed his pleasure to partner with Abu Dhabi Airports on this important research and engagement project. “The voice of Abu Dhabi and UAE airports must be heard clearly across the region and globally if our industry is to bounce back swiftly and sustainably from the challenges of the past,” Mr. Baronci added.

Abu Dhabi Airports is currently developing a series of commercial districts, subsidiaries and brands that provide necessary services across its airports, including the management of Abu Dhabi Free zones as part of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

The company is also the owner of the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recognized center of excellence, which was created to provide Abu Dhabi and surrounding regions with aviation training.

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