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Old September 23rd, 2009, 05:15 AM   #341
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Dubai to become world's fourth biggest aviation hub

Dubai: Dubai will become the world's fourth biggest aviation hub after Hong Kong, London Heathrow and Beijing, Airbus said in its latest projections.

By 2028 about 14 out of the world's top 20 large airports will be located in the Asia-Pacific.

Dubai has already become the world's sixth biggest aviation hub, overtaking Singapore's Changi last year, according to the Airports Council International (ACI).

Dubai Airports, the operating company created to manage Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC-AMI), expects to register 8.28 per cent growth in passenger traffic to 40.5 million this year, up from 37.44 million last year," Paul Griffiths, Dubai Airport's chief executive, told Gulf News.

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:05 AM   #342
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Old September 24th, 2009, 10:39 PM   #343
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Old September 25th, 2009, 04:30 AM   #344
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Kinda weird that white people are only using the amenities in the first couple of pictures........
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Old September 25th, 2009, 05:50 AM   #345
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I didn't take those pictures its pictures from the EMIRATES website that's why there mostly white because their models and if you have a good look you will see that its mostly the same people in those photos.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #346
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Cargo terminals at Dubai Intermnational Airport aims to be carbon-neutral

DUBAI : Solar panels and low-energy lighting will be installed at a Dnata cargo terminal at Dubai International Airport as part of efforts to make it a carbon-neutral facility.

“Transport and logistics are large carbon polluters we use diesel trucks and aircraft but we’re doing our bit to neutralise that and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Stuart Hayman, Dnata’s vice president for cargo operations.

The project is funded by the Dubai Department of Economic Development, which hopes the revamped terminal will be an example to other businesses. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the building, and the energy will charge the 17 battery-powered forklift trucks used in the terminal, one of seven at the airport operated by Dnata.

“We have a huge roof and an unlimited supply of energy. Let’s use some of it,” Mr Hayman said.

In addition, the older halogen lighting will be replaced by fluorescent bulbs that use less energy.

The changes will not make the terminal completely carbon neutral, Mr Hayman said, because some forklift trucks used there are diesel-powered. The company will purchase carbon credits to offset its carbon production.

“Hopefully what we achieve here will be fed back into new building applications, so if you want to build a new logistics warehouse, certain ground standards will have to be achieved,” Mr Hayman said.

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Old September 26th, 2009, 06:56 AM   #347
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So is the JXB airport still planned to be built? I'm confused on why they're still upgrading the current airport when there is a new one that's planned to be built.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #348
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Jebel Ali International Airport is scheduled to open in June 2010 with one terminal and one runway and everything will be completed in 2020. The reason why the current airport is still being upgraded is because in the future when other airlines move over to Jebel Ali International Airport, Emirates will be using the existing airport as a hub and they won't be moving there.Eventually there will be 4 concourses at the existing airport and they will look like the existing Terminal 3 Concourse and the older terminal will also be renovated to look like the new Terminal 3.

For more information go to this SSC thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=112669
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Old September 28th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #349
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Dubai International Airport sees double digit passenger growth in August

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport grew by more than 10 percent in August, following double digit growth in the previous two months, it was announced on Monday.

The airport saw a 10.7 percent jump in passenger numbers last month, compared to increases of 10.3 percent in June and 12.6 percent in July, Dubai Airports Company said in a statement.

Dubai International handled a total of 3,729,879 passengers in August compared to 3,368,260 during the same period last year.

The airport’s monthly passenger throughput exceeded the 3.7 million mark for the second time this year, following the record-breaking 3.76 million passengers recorded in July.

Consistent growth during the first eight months of 2009 has seen the year to date passenger traffic reach 26,878,331, compared to 25,182,526 for the corresponding period in 2008, an increase of 6.7 percent.

Dubai continues to buck the global downturn in passenger traffic which has seen a seven percent contraction year-to-date.

Despite the global downturn, Dubai International is also holding on to its position among the world’s top five hubs for international cargo volumes.

Dubai Airports Cargo handled a total of 163,427 tonnes of air freight in August 2009 compared to 158,714 tonnes in August 2008, up 2.9 percent.

On Sunday, Abu Dhabi Airports Company announced that passenger traffic grew by 2.5 percent in August.

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Old September 28th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #350
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Old September 28th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #351
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I just arived from DXB and I really didnt know what the fuss about toilets actually based at ? It was very easy to find toilets at T3 and the free meal offered to Emirates passengers transiting for more than 4 hours is simply terrific!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #352
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I just arived from DXB and I really didnt know what the fuss about toilets actually based at ? It was very easy to find toilets at T3 and the free meal offered to Emirates passengers transiting for more than 4 hours is simply terrific!
Most Middle East Airlines do that as their main focus is on transit passengers...I think it was Qatar Airways that started this free meal thing for transit passengers in early 2000...
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Old September 28th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #353
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Old September 29th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #354
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I just arived from DXB and I really didnt know what the fuss about toilets actually based at ? It was very easy to find toilets at T3 and the free meal offered to Emirates passengers transiting for more than 4 hours is simply terrific!
i was not saying that it is difficult to find them....the problem is the scarcity..for such masses of pax you have just a few...another issue is that they re completely over-crowded and queuing time is looooong
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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #355
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Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport grew by more than 10 percent in August, following double digit growth in the previous two months, it was announced on Monday.

The airport saw a 10.7 percent jump in passenger numbers last month, compared to increases of 10.3 percent in June and 12.6 percent in July, Dubai Airports Company said in a statement.

Dubai International handled a total of 3,729,879 passengers in August compared to 3,368,260 during the same period last year.

The airport’s monthly passenger throughput exceeded the 3.7 million mark for the second time this year, following the record-breaking 3.76 million passengers recorded in July.

Consistent growth during the first eight months of 2009 has seen the year to date passenger traffic reach 26,878,331, compared to 25,182,526 for the corresponding period in 2008, an increase of 6.7 percent.

Dubai continues to buck the global downturn in passenger traffic which has seen a seven percent contraction year-to-date.

Despite the global downturn, Dubai International is also holding on to its position among the world’s top five hubs for international cargo volumes.

Dubai Airports Cargo handled a total of 163,427 tonnes of air freight in August 2009 compared to 158,714 tonnes in August 2008, up 2.9 percent.

On Sunday, Abu Dhabi Airports Company announced that passenger traffic grew by 2.5 percent in August.

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I guess this air freight is coming in because of building material for all of Dubai's growth?...or is it being reprocessed to go to other parts of the world?
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Old September 29th, 2009, 08:01 AM   #356
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No, I don't think so because its to expensive to import such heavy products and they would rather import it by ships but Dubai does also export food to other countries and there's a lot of freight distributed via Dubai to Africa and the West from Asia (Hong Kong etc.) that's why its such big figures .
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Old September 29th, 2009, 09:43 AM   #357
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Pics. are just mind boggling . Amazing Stuff !!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #358
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Thanks,here's a link to more pictures for anyone who is interested in more.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #359
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I absoulutely love this airport...its sad to see that world cental has lost its shine...with barely any ews on it...you'd think with it proposed to be the biggest airport in the world that there would be some pics and extensive news coverage on it
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:24 AM   #360
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These images show that they are definitely developing the Jebel Ali Airport [IMG]http://i40.************/2ekhiyw.jpg[/IMG]
Look at the bottom right corner.Although it does only show a part of the airport it gives you an general idea ( better than google earth).
Heres the same pic showing all the development (better than previous pic).

Heres another pic showing a hanger and the Control Tower.


*Aierial pictures where taken in April 2009
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