Abu Dhabi International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) have signed an agreement to become sister airports, thus strengthening the co-operation and ties between the two international aviation hubs.
As per the deal, 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, said statement from Abu Dhabi Airports.
It also allows for co-operation on joint projects that will have positive returns on both entities such as hub development, airport planning, and service quality evaluation, it added.
The MoU sets the stage for mutually beneficial collaboration between both airports through knowledge and experience sharing, remarked Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, the acting chief executive of Abu Dhabi Airports after signing the deal with Liu Xuesong, the chairman of BCIA at the company headquarters in Beijing.
"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 with BCIA," he stated.
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," said Al Khoori at the signing ceremony which was also attended by UAE Ambassador to China Dr Ali Al Dhaheri.
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, he added.
On the tieup, Xuesong said: "Both the airports 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," he added.-TradeArabia News Service
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