UAE/CHINA. Abu Dhabi International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to become sister airports. Commercial activities will be among the areas of collaboration and knowledge sharing.

The MOU was signed at BCIA headquarters by Abu Dhabi Airports Acting Chief Executive Officer Abdul Majeed Al Khoori and BCIA Chairman Liu Xuesong, with H.E. Ambassador of the UAE to China Dr. Obaid Al Dhahri in attendance.

The airport companies will share expertise and knowledge between Beijing Capital International (pictured) and Abu Dhabi International

The airports will collaborate on commercial management, airport operations and terminal operations, airside management and route development. The MOU also allows for cooperation on joint projects that will have positive returns to both such as hub development, airport planning and service quality evaluation.

Abdul Majeed Al Khoori commented: “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 BCIA. 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 Xuesong said: “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 work 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 sister airport agreements with two other international airports: Chicago O’Hare and Narita.

Commercial will be one focus of the wide-ranging agreement (Abu Dhabi Duty Free pictured)