Dubai’s Giant Step

January 23, 2013 0

Tom Allett describes how Dubai International Airport opened the world’s first A380 Concourse. As everybody knows, Dubai International (IATA: DXB) Airport’s passenger traffic has sustained remarkable growth levels in recent years.  Driven by the rapid […]


A380 World First

January 23, 2013 0

Dubai Airports began the phased opening of Concourse A – the world’s first dedicated A380 facility – at Dubai International’s Terminal 3, with four of its 20 contact gates brought into operation on January 2.  […]


Refurbishment of DXB’s Terminal 1 to Begin

January 14, 2013 0

Just weeks after the A380 concourse opened, Dubai International Airport (DXB) plans to start work on a major refurbishment of its Terminal 1. The refurbishment includes more efficient and streamlined baggage screening in the departures […]


Dubai Residents Test New A380 Concourse

December 17, 2012 0

Operator Dubai Airports conducted the first operational trial involving members of the public at the newly-built Concourse A – the world’s first purpose-built A380 facility – in Terminal 3 on Saturday (Dec 15). The trial […]


Dubai International Passenger Numbers Climb 14.3%

November 29, 2012 0

Dubai International Airport (DXB) registered its second busiest month on record with 4.92 million passengers passing through the world’s fourth busiest international aviation hub in October 2012, an increase of 14.3%, according to the monthly […]

Airline Focus

Successful Growth for ARINC

September 26, 2012 0

Caroline Cook attended the company’s twice-yearly briefing to catch up on its latest announcements. Communications, engineering and integration solutions provider ARINC International has had a prosperous year so far.  The first six months of 2012 […]


New Direction for Passenger Wayfinding at Dubai

September 19, 2012 0

Navigating through Dubai International Airport, UAE, has become easier following the installation of a new alpha-numeric system for gate numbering and wayfinding. In response to extensive customer research and feedback, owner Dubai Airports, airlines, ground […]

Air Cargo

Cargo Facilities at Dubai to Expand

September 18, 2012 0

Dubai International Airport’s cargo facilities are set to undergo a major modernisation and expansion programme that will see cargo capacity increase to 3.1 million tonnes by 2018. As part of owner Dubai Airports’ $7.8 billion […]

Air Cargo

New Emirates SkyCargo Service

September 13, 2011 0

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline, celebrated the inaugural flight of its new Far East and Australasia freighter route on September 12, 2011. The weekly service, operated by a new Boeing 777 freighter […]

Airline Focus

Jebel Ali Cleared for Passengers

June 16, 2011 0

DUBAI’S NEW Al-Maktoum International Airport is unlikely to open to mainline passenger operations before the fourth quarter of this year, despite being given formal approval to handle passenger operations.  The airport, which opened in June […]