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Dubai Airport completes phased opening of concourse A

11-Feb-2013 2:46 PM

UAE's Dubai Airports announced (10-Feb-2013) completion of the phased opening of Dubai International Airport concourse A. The concourse now has 20 operational gates, all capable of receiving A380 aircraft. The concourse handled 2450 flights and more than 589,000 passengers since its initial opening on 02-Jan-2013. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said, "The phase in of concourse A has resulted in the seamless introduction of world-class infrastructure that responds to the rapid growth of Emirates and caters to the needs of its discerning and truly global customer base. Concourse A is a vital element of our USD7.8 billion investment in the continued expansion of Dubai International which will see it become the world’s busiest airport for international passenger traffic by the end of 2015." Concourse A increases the airport's overall passenger capacity from 60 to 75 million p/a. [more - original PR]