A former executive of Heathrow airport has been appointed as the head of Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC).

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A former executive of Heathrow airport has been appointed as the head of Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC).

According to an Air Transport World report published on Tuesday, Tony Douglas is now chief executive of the firm, which is poised to launched a multi-billion pound re-vamp of the current Abu Dhabi International airport.

ADAC chairman Ali Majed Al Mansoori told the media that Mr Douglas is joining the firm a “critical stage” in its development. He added that Tony would help to guide the company past the infrastructure development project and toward meeting its target of becoming one of the leading airport groups worldwide.

ADAC’s current plans will see the construction of a third terminal and a second runway Abu Dhabi International as the facility seeks to push its passenger numbers beyond 40 million annually. In addition to Abu Dhabi International, the company also owns four additional airports: Al Ain, Delma Island, Sir Bani Yas and Al Bateen.

Douglas said in a statement that the project is one of the world’s “most ambitious” infrastructure projects and added that it would be a true challenge on a “global scale”.

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