Abu Dhabi Airport renamed Zayed International; airlines announce special offers

The name change was announced on October 31, 2023, by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in honor of his late father, Sheikh Zayed.

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi International Airport has been officially renamed as Zayed International Airport and airlines have announced special offers to celebrate the historic occasion.

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On Friday, February 9, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, advisor of special affairs at the Presidential court and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Airports’ Board of Directors, attended a ceremony.

The name change was announced on October 31, 2023, by UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in honour of his late father, Sheikh Zayed.

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The renaming of the airport follows the opening of Terminal A in November 2023.

Special offer for the event

Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has introduced a special offer for passengers departing from Abu Dhabi to select destinations.

The limited-time offer is available until February 14 for guests travelling between February 19 and June 15, 2024.

Arik De, Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer, Etihad Airways, said: “We take immense pride in our home, Abu Dhabi, which is the perfect hub from which to explore the world.

“We’re forever grateful to the vision of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and proudly join in these celebrations as our home airport is renamed in his honour.”

Wizz Air

UAE low-cost carrier Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has also announced a special offer for travellers. It is offering a 20 percent discount on bookings for travel until June 30.

The chosen routes include Alexandria, Ankara, Aqaba, Bishkek, Cairo, Dammam, Kutaisi, Kuwait, Larnaca, Muscat, Medina, Samarkand, Sohag, Tashkent, Turkistan, and Yerevan.

Johan Eidhagen, Managing Director of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, said, “We are committed to spontaneous travel and are delighted to announce an extraordinary promotion that enables travel for all ages to a plethora of incredible destinations.”

“We are proud to operate from Zayed International Airport and the renaming marks a significant milestone in the growth of the aviation sector across the Emirate,” he added.

Zayed International Airport will also host various celebrations from February 9 to 11, in honour of the renaming celebrations for travellers.

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