Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), operated by Abu Dhabi Airports has selected Siemens’ technology to upgrade the baggage handling system as part of its capacity expansion initiatives.
The latest upgrade is aimed at increasing the airport’s capacity and making sure that it is equipped with proper infrastructure that is required to cater to the expected passenger growth.
At the airport, Siemens is adding new baggage conveyor lines and a fully automated hold baggage screening system in Terminal 1, along with explosives trace detection equipment (ETD).
The new system will replace the existing manual screening in the lobby of Terminal 1 and Terminal 1A, and create some space in the terminal entrance for departing passengers as well as new retail facilities.
Upgrades to be made in Terminal 3 include doubling of check-in capacity and expansion of the baggage sorting areas.
Abu Dhabi Airports chief operations officer Ahmad Al Haddabi said: "Abu Dhabi Airports has been closely monitoring passenger growth at Abu Dhabi International Airport and implementing development plans that will cater for the increase in traffic.
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"The upgrade to the baggage handling system is another key initiative being completed to ensure efficient flight operations and convenient passenger experience."
The project is expected to complete in early 2016.
Earlier, Siemens had delivered a new transfer baggage facility in Terminal 3 at the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The company also installed baggage handling system for the first US pre-clearance terminal in the Middle East.
Image: Interior of Terminal 1 at Abu Dhabi International Airport in 2013. Photo: © Ralf Roletschek.