Abu Dhabi Airports signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between Abu Dhabi International Airport, AUH, and Beijing Capital International Airport, BCIA, to become sister airports, strengthening the cooperation and ties between the two international aviation hubs.
Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports and Liu Xuesong, Chairman of BICA signed the MoU at BCIA headquarters in attendance of UAE Ambassador to China Dr. Ali Al Dhaheri.
The MoU sets the stage for mutually beneficial collaboration between both airports through knowledge and experience sharing. The airports will look to collaborate in areas such as staff training across all aspects of airport operations and management including terminal operations, airside management, route development, and commercial management. It also allows for cooperation on joint projects that will have positive returns on both entities such as hub development, airport planning, and service quality evaluation.
Al Khoori said: “We are excited to be collaborating with a globally leading aviation partner. This MoU will be the base for an ongoing strategic partnership and future collaboration between AUH and BICA. It will enable the sharing of best practices, exploring challenges, and working together with the aim of elevating the quality of services and facilities in both international hubs.”
Liu commented: “Both BCIA and AUH possess state-of-the art infrastructure and have accumulated profound knowledge in airport operation and management. We welcome the opportunity to working together with our colleagues at AUH to share information and expertise, to improve passenger experience, and to strengthen the relationship between Beijing and Abu Dhabi.”
To-date, Abu Dhabi Airports has signed sister airport agreements with two other international airports: Chicago Airport and Narita Airport, with the purpose of driving the growth and development of the aviation industry locally and internationally.