04 June 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE – As part of its commitment to promoting the aviation industry among younger generations, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), with the support of Etihad Airways, welcomed 127 grade two students from Al Yasmina School to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) last week. The visit was focused on teaching the students about how the airport serves the capital and passengers from around the world.
Representatives from the capital’s airport and ADAC welcomed the student delegation and led a comprehensive tour through Terminals 1 & 3. The full tour programme for the students included: A thorough review of a passenger experience and processes at the airport from check-in to the aircraft, learning about passenger check-in procedures and how e-tickets and self check-in stations work, understanding immigration requirements, witnessing first-hand how the conveyor belt system quickly delivers luggage, and visiting food & retail operations. The 127 students had a feel of the scale of the developments taking place around Abu Dhabi International Airport as they viewed the model of the newly opened Air Traffic Control Tower (ATC) and the 700,000 M² Midfield Terminal Building (MTB).
The students also saw one of Etihad Airways’ flights to London undergoing pre-take off checks, receiving a briefing by cabin crew on procedures taken ahead of each flight, from catering, cleaning, and maintenance checks, to ensure all passengers enjoy their journey every time. The students also had a chance to speak with the pilot of the flight, and ask him some well thought out questions.
Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Chief Operations Officer of ADAC, commented: “ADAC is committed to ensuring that there will be a well-educated and enthusiastic workforce in place to help drive Abu Dhabi’s aviation industry in the future. Tours of the airport introduce young students to the world of aviation and the limitless potential professions it provides.”
Daren Gale, Principal of Al Yasmina School said:”Hands-on experiences are a vital part of our curriculum at Al Yasmina and we are proud to partner with ADAC and Etihad Airways in order to offer our students an opportunity to learn about different career options. The students thoroughly enjoyed the insider’s tour of Abu Dhabi International Airport and we look forward to hearing more about their enthusiasm for learning about the aviation industry.”
Founded in 2008, Al Yasmina School is a private, British curriculum school in Abu Dhabi, which offers schooling for grades one through 13. Al Yasmina School won 'Best School' in the 2012 Ahlan! 'Best in Abu Dhabi' awards.
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About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.
Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 40 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.
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