Free Wi-Fi for Abu Dhabi Airport

Unlimited access for all passengers will be made available from June 1 to meed demand, ADAC says.

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By  Lynne Roberts Published  May 20, 2008

Free Wi-Fi is to be made available for all passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport, its owner announced on Tuesday.

The move comes in response to customer demand, placing the airport among a minority worldwide which do not charge for internet services, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) said in a statement.

The airport has over the past 12 months operated 12 Internet kiosks, each offering 15 minutes of free access per user.

According to Wi-Fi-free Spot Directory just 152 airports around the world currently offer Wi-Fi services for free, with over 52% based in the US.

“ADAC is sure that the free unlimited access at Abu Dhabi Airport will be warmly welcomed by both the travelling business community as well as all laptop owners,” said Mohammed Al-Bulooki, director of marketing and communications.

Inheriting 12 access points (transmitters) from the previous telecoms system, nine access points will be active in the duty free area, allowing the main area in Terminal 1 to go live first on June 1, with both Terminal 1A and 2 going live shortly after.

Terminal 3 will provide wifi as soon as the passenger and retail environment are fully operational later this year, ADAC said.

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