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The UAE’s Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport (UAH) has confirmed the closure of considered one of its three terminals amid the continued coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Terminal 2 of the airport has been shut down, with flight operations redirected to a different terminal.
In a tweet, Abu Dhabi Airport stated: “As a part of our steady efforts to supply distinctive service to our airline companions and passengers, we’re saying the closure of Terminal 2 and migrating all current flights to Terminal 1 at AUH.”
Biman Bangladesh, Pakistan’s AirBlue and Sudan Airways function from Terminal 2, whereas Etihad Airways operates from Terminal 3.
This closure at Abu Dhabi Airport comes within the wake of the Covid-19 an infection, which has severely impacted international aviation. A number of governments have briefly banned flights from excessive danger international locations.
Globally, the airport sector has additionally seen a big downturn in demand as a result of virus outbreak.
An Abu Dhabi Airports spokesperson was quoted by Khaleej Occasions as saying: “We are able to affirm that from 16 March 2020, Terminal 2 at Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport (AUH) will shut and all current flights will migrate to Terminal 1.
“The closure of Terminal 2 at AUH is absolutely in step with our dedication to delivering distinctive service to our airline companions and passengers and isn’t in relation to the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).
“We’re at the moment working with our airline companions to make sure a seamless transition of their operations to Terminal 1. We advise passengers to examine the departure terminal with their respective airline earlier than travelling.”
Earlier as we speak, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced that solely 4 airports in Canada will obtain worldwide flights, efficient from 18 March.
Yesterday, the Norwegian Authorities additionally introduced plans to limit the entry of non-resident foreigners into its airports.