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Abu Dhabi Airport’s new terminal delayed to 2019

The opening of Abu Dhabi Airports’ new $3bn Midfield Terminal has been pushed back by two years, according to reports.

Gulf News, The National and Al Etihad reported the delay on Monday, citing a senior Abu Dhabi official, although no reason was given.

Expansion of the airport had already been delayed by around five months until December 2017.

Reuters reported in March that the complex design of the roof that were causing the initial delay.

Contractors completed the steel structure of the roof in May last year.

The Midfield Terminal will be able to accommodate up to 30 million passengers a year when it opens, taking the total capacity of Abu Dhabi Airport to 45 million passengers per year.

A consortium of Turkey’s TAV, Consolidated Contractors Company and Dubai’s Arabtec are building the terminal.

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