Dubai airport plans more gates to handle double-decker A380
Will have a world record of 47 gates designed for the mammoth aircraft
Dubai Airports is boosting the number of specialized facilities to handle Airbus A380 planes at the Middle East’s busiest airport as hometown carrier Emirates grows its fleet of the double-decker aircraft.
The firm said on Monday it plans to add 10 more A380 gates with air bridges at Dubai International Airport’s Concourse C. That will leave it with a world record 47 gates designed for the mammoth aircraft.
The government-backed airport operator plans to complete the project by 2018 at an undisclosed cost. It’s part of plans to boost capacity at the airport to 118 million passengers by 2023.
Dubai International is the world’s third-busiest airport, and handles more international passenger traffic than any other. Emirates is by far the world’s largest A380 operator.
Dubai airport passenger traffic climbs 7.2% in AprilPassenger traffic through Dubai International Airport climbed 7.2 percent from a year earlier. Business
Dubai announces first airport tax on passengersThe emirate of Dubai, whose airport is the world's busiest for international passengers, announced Wednesday it was introducing a tax on travelers to ... Aviation & Transport
Expansion announced for Dubai’s second international airportThe plans announced on Wednesday affect the Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central Aviation & Transport
Dubai airport, world’s busiest, sees 10.7% traffic increase in 2015Dubai initially overtook London’s Heathrow to become the world’s busiest airport for international traffic in 2014 Aviation & Transport