- Thomas Cook Airlines UK will be the first dedicated cruise ship charter airline to land at Abu Dhabi International Airport; streamlining check-in services at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal for disembarking Boudicca cruise passengers marking the initiation of cruise operations
- Ongoing Strategic partnership creating a seamless cruise passenger journey experience from plane to sea
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 October 2018: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), has partnered with Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Airport Services (EAS) Via Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal to create a seamless cruise passenger journey experience from plane to sea.
With the start of the 2018/2019 cruise season, the ongoing partnership will witness a full streamlined turnaround for passengers of the Boudicca cruise ship under the Fred Olsen cruise line. Thomas Cook Airlines UK will be the first airline to land in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) as a fully dedicated charter for cruise ship. Disembarking cruise passengers will be checked into airline check-in counters operated by Etihad Ground Services at Abu Dhabi Cruise
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “We are delighted to partner with two of Abu Dhabi’s key aviation entities to focus on innovative ways to excel in our services offering at our cruise facilities, in line with Abu Dhabi’s long-term strategic plans. Our ongoing partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports and EAS creates a seamless transition from plane to ship meeting passenger’s expectations and enhancing their experience at our facilities.”