Dubai Airports opens the world's first A380 concourse at Dubai International
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, January 02 - 2013 at 15:20
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Dubai Airports has announced the phased opening of Concourse A, the world's first A380 facility at Dubai International's Terminal 3, with four of its 20 contact gates being brought into operation on January 2nd. EK 003 scheduled for departure at 1430hrs from Dubai to Heathrow, London became Concourse A's first flight, ushering in a new era in Dubai's aviation history.
He added that as the world's first A380 facility Concourse A is a huge achievement for Dubai Airports and its partners and one of the highlights of Dubai's ongoing ambition to establish the world's leading aviation hub.
A another critical element of the $7.8bn Strategic Plan 2020, Concourse A is part of the Terminal 3 complex exclusively built for the use of Emirates airline, and will provide Dubai International's the much needed room as its passenger traffic approaches full capacity.
Dubai International's annual passenger capacity will increase from 60 million to 75 million when Concourse A is fully operational, while traffic for 2012 is expected to reach 57 million.
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