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Dubai’s A380 facility opens for business


Dubai Airports and Emirates announced the completion of the phased launch of Concourse A. 

All 20 A380 capable contact gates and Emirates’ First Class and Business Class lounges, which comprise 29,000 square metres of the facility, are now fully operational after a five-week-long phase-in period.

With 11 floors and a total built-up area of 528,000 sqm, Concourse A is connected to Concourse B and Terminal 3 via an underground train. Concourse A boosts capacity at Dubai International from 60 million to 75 million passengers per year. It is a vital part of Dubai Airports’ US$7.8bn Strategic Plan 2020 which will increase airport capacity to 90 million by 2018.