AUH Midfield Terminal Opening

Old Dec 14, 19, 11:46 pm
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Must be using British companies the First class lounge In the existing terminal was also heavily delayed
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Old Dec 15, 19, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by amnicoll View Post
Must be using British companies the First class lounge In the existing terminal was also heavily delayed
I thought that was delayed because the powers that be (can't remember whether Hogan or someone else) came to inspect the nearly finished lounge, and basically said "Start again"?
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Old Dec 17, 19, 9:40 pm
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I don't think it's insanity. There is simply no demand for it. And in ME it's all about saving face, so they will never admit it. They are probably looking for another spin to delay it further.
Not necessarily the most reliable source, but, the creaking open of the chequebook and improvement of services etc for Platinums and others along with the hope of a move to profit in 2020 and the Expo as well MAY just MAY have lead to things being slightly postponed despite being totally ready to go

Open with a fanfare of a healthy airline with a future rather than the one who last week at least was in the stall turn of the turnaround, but definitely improving in the last few month which is really gratifying to see

OH The Nail bar facial etc spa soon to reopen in F Lounge !!! next few weeks
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Old Dec 18, 19, 4:59 am
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despite being totally ready to go
Nope. The terminal is some way away from being ready.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 9:53 pm
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24th of November they awarded a company to start building a lounge.

https://www.thenational.ae/business/...minal-1.941783
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Old Dec 19, 19, 12:01 am
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Had to check this was not a joke or an old article
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Old Jan 3, 20, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Gabby2 View Post
24th of November they awarded a company to start building a lounge.

https://www.thenational.ae/business/...minal-1.941783

Isn't that a generic lounge ?
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Old Jan 8, 20, 4:40 am
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Originally Posted by stargold View Post
I thought that was delayed because the powers that be (can't remember whether Hogan or someone else) came to inspect the nearly finished lounge, and basically said "Start again"?
The F lounge was delayed due to structural issues underneath its location in Terminal 3.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 4:41 am
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Talking

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yup, ive heard minor subsidence issues
"Minor"
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Old Jan 8, 20, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by kelix View Post
yup, ive heard minor subsidence issues.
LOL. That was talked about (quietly) among expats while I lived there back in 2015. Something about picking the cheaper contractor...
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Old Jan 17, 20, 10:06 pm
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When I flew in last month, there were lots of happy new year/welcome to 2020 posters around the airport with photos of the new Midfield Terminal. I took that as a hint that itís opening in 2020. There has been a massive rush in recent weeks to open the new roads around it (with at least 3 new motorway exits and links having opened in the immediate vicinity since December) so I personally think a soft opening is imminent.

The 2 new budget airline launches are expected to fill the overcapacity in the new gates.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by SinkOrSwim View Post
When I flew in last month, there were lots of happy new year/welcome to 2020 posters around the airport with photos of the new Midfield Terminal. I took that as a hint that itís opening in 2020. There has been a massive rush in recent weeks to open the new roads around it (with at least 3 new motorway exits and links having opened in the immediate vicinity since December) so I personally think a soft opening is imminent.

The 2 new budget airline launches are expected to fill the overcapacity in the new gates.
Flying through AUH at beginning of May and then again in October... I wonder what are the chances it will be open for either trip (ideally May, of course!).
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Old Jan 28, 20, 2:58 am
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Originally Posted by hannadanna View Post
Flying through AUH at beginning of May and then again in October... I wonder what are the chances it will be open for either trip (ideally May, of course!).
Zero.
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Old Feb 9, 20, 12:14 pm
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Some news on the MFT - training of 17,000 staff to start, if true maybe looking good for 2020 opening...
https://gulfnews.com/business/aviati...nal-1.69596508
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Old Feb 9, 20, 1:53 pm
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Some information coming from a few guys who were just in there and it seems that there are some serious issues with construction. Flooding etc.. they didnt sound like they believed it would open anytime soon.

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