An aerial view of the site where construction work on Abu Dhabi’s new airport terminal is ongoing. The terminal, which will span 742,000 square metres when complete, will host Etihad Airways’ operations. Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Airport

Dubai: Abu Dhabi’s new airport terminal, which was earlier scheduled to open in 2017, is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2019, operator Abu Dhabi Airports said on Sunday.

Awaidah Al Marrar, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said that 86 per cent of construction on the new terminal is now complete.

“We have completed 86 per cent of the construction in this project despite the challenges and difficulties, and all that is left is for us to take-off as one team,” he said during a meeting with stakeholders.

When complete, the Midfield Terminal will span 742,000 square metres, and along with the existing terminals at Abu Dhabi International Airport will serve the increasing number of passengers flying through Abu Dhabi.