Airports create new ‘sister act’
15 / 10 / 2009
ABU Dhabi International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become ‘sister airports’, in a unique twinning arrangement which will see the sharing of technical, commercial and environmental best practices.
Under the agreement, the airports will set up joint working groups to evaluate ways in which they can work together on a wide range of areas. A particular focus will be given to a personnel exchange programme, which will provide training and skills development opportunities for Abu Dhabi airport staff.The MoU, signed by the two airports, aims to establish collaboration across a number of areas, including technical cooperation and exchange, airport business and development opportunities, as well as on-the-job training.HE Khalifa Al Mazrouei, who is director general of the Municipality of Abu Dhabi, said: “We are delighted that our airports are at the forefront of this cooperation. Our vision is for Abu Dhabi to have one of the world’s leading airports and we have been investing in developing our infrastructure and our skills to the highest levels. “The launch of flights by Etihad Airways between Abu Dhabi and Chicago offers great opportunities for our cities to work together, sharing our cultures and our experiences in many different sectors.