The autonomous wheelchairs will allow passengers with restricted mobility to navigate easier through Abu Dhabi International Airport. The trial at Abu Dhabi International Airport will be ahead of the introduction of the autonomous wheelchairs at the new Midfield Terminal.
Passengers who travelled through Abu Dhabi International airport (AUH) between June and August 2019 were entered into the draw for the highly sought after prize.
The airline, which had aimed to partially resume passenger flights from May 1, said in a statement all scheduled services would remain grounded until May 16 at the earliest. Earlier in the day, it had said the suspension would last until May 15.
The CoDi BOT UGV will be piloted during the current month throughout Abu Dhabi International Airport, including in staff areas and cargo facilities, as well as being used as part of cabin desterilisation processes on passenger aircraft.
"This provision of aid by the UAE comes as a gesture of solidarity with countries seeking to bolster their fight against COVID-19. The UAE stands with the leadership and people of Ukraine during this challenging moment that the international community must face as a united front," said Salem Ahmed Al Kaabi, UAE Ambassador to Ukraine.
Etihad Airways has operated its first ever flight to Havana, Cuba. The goodwill flight, chartered by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, landed in the capital of the Caribbean island nation, carrying Cuban nationals returning home from the UAE.
Abu Dhabi airports are advising passengers to reach four hours before their departure time to combat movement restriction delays, according to new guidelines issued on Tuesday.
It is advised people over the age of 70 years not to travel, and it is advised for people with chronic diseases to avoid travelling in order to preserve their safety.
The UAE national airline will be the first airline to trial the technology, which can monitor the temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate of any person using an airport touchpoint such as a check-in or information kiosk, a bag drop facility, a security point or immigration gate.