Abu Dhabi Airports has received green signal from the government of Abu Dhabi for three projects at Abu Dhabi International airport.
The projects, which are worth $450m, would support the expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport amidst enhancing its overall infrastructure programme.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company chairman Ali Majed Al Mansoori said Abu Dhabi Airports values the trust and support of the Government of Abu Dhabi in their capabilities and commitments towards developing and growing air transport in the Emirate and the UAE.
"Our initiatives and projects are set to deliver highly efficient and world class infrastructure, that caters to the growth of the aviation sector in the region, and will be a proud national landmark for generations to come," Al Mansoori said.
The expansion programme is in line with the construction of Midfield Terminal Building (MTB), which is scheduled to open in July 2017.
The expansion project includes addition of nine new hard stands, automated passenger mobility (APM) and an airside road tunnel under the southern runway.
According to the forecasted growth reports, the airport will need to add new terminal buildings to meet the growing capacity.
The construction of the new hard stands has already started and is expected to be operated in the fourth quarter of 2014, whereas the APM project, which will connect passengers between the MTB and its future terminal buildings, is scheduled to open in 2017.
The 720m-long and 38m to 46m wide southern runway tunnel will connect the MTB and its existing terminals.