Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport has launched a new initiative for international transit passengers, with the aim of reducing transfer time between flights, by speeding up flight transfer procedures by 27%, and providing a smooth and comfortable travel experience.


The new "fast lane diversion" initiative allows transit passengers on flights arriving from specific destinations in Europe, the United States of America and Canada to take advantage of the new and simplified security checks at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

As it will facilitate the travelers' trips towards their next destinations.

The initiative was developed and implemented in cooperation with the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, the General Administration of Customs, Abu Dhabi Airports, Etihad Airways and partner airports.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said:

"The" rapid passage of flight diversion "initiative launched by Abu Dhabi International Airport comes within the framework of the broad efforts that Abu Dhabi Airports is taking to support the growth of travel and air transport flights, especially in the post-Corona pandemic, by working to facilitate faster and more efficient transport operations The new initiative will contribute to strengthening Abu Dhabi's position as a global hub connecting East and West. "

Abu Dhabi Airports Chief Executive Officer Sherif Hashem Al Hashemi said:
 “We are proud to announce the launch of the new“ rapid passage to divert flights ”initiative at Abu Dhabi International Airport, which will allow a specific group of transit passengers to benefit from the speed of connection between diverted flights, thus reducing the total length of their flights, as well as avoiding the possibility of not catching up with their diverted flights Transit), allowing them to spend extra time enjoying all the features and amenities that we offer at Abu Dhabi International Airport facilities.

Al-Hashemi added: “This great development to enhance the experience of transit travelers, along with the comprehensive precautionary measures that we follow at Abu Dhabi International Airport, reflects our commitment to travelers as our top priority, and to ensure their health, safety and comfort throughout their journey through the capital of the UAE, and the initiative will be implemented at Abu Dhabi Airport. The international program will have two phases, as the first phase focuses on Etihad Airways' flights coming from selected destinations in Europe and North America, which will greatly benefit airlines in Western countries.