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Old February 17th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #481
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And besides, he didn't use the term "busiest," did he? He used the term "largest."
...which it isn't either, is it? He asked whether Dubai Airport was the second largest. Not Terminal 3, Dubai Airport.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #482
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That new construction looks just like Bangkok.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #483
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Its not the same as Bangkok it is going to look similar to Terminal 3 at the Airport.

Picture of Terminal 3:
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Old February 19th, 2010, 11:59 AM   #484
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Where is the actual main terminal of Dubai Airport? It just seems to be a few giant concourses but no real check in/customs/immigration terminal.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #485
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you check in to the left of the picture below then go underground to the concourse building. Immigration is also in the underground section going the other way, as is baggage collection if i remember rightly.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 04:06 PM   #486
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Yes, on this google maps link you can see the parking and the drop-off zones and from there its underground up to where the terminals are.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 02:03 AM   #487
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Its not the same as Bangkok it is going to look similar to Terminal 3 at the Airport.

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Sure it has its own twist to it, but still looks a lot like Bangkok.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 08:25 AM   #488
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actually Bangkok's airport looks a lot like Dubai's, the design for Dubai's is older.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 04:43 AM   #489
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actually Bangkok's airport looks a lot like Dubai's, the design for Dubai's is older.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 11:16 AM   #490
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you check in to the left of the picture below then go underground to the concourse building. Immigration is also in the underground section going the other way, as is baggage collection if i remember rightly.
So most of the terminal is actually underground?

That's amazing. I found this map on the net - how much of it is actually underground?



The building that's above ground [on Google Maps] looks far too small to handle a decent amount of passengers.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 01:02 PM   #491
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The terminal has 10 floors (4 basement, Ground Floor, and 5 above floors).
It has an area of 1500000 square metres

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_I...tional_Airport

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Old February 21st, 2010, 04:53 PM   #492
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That map is of T1. The square to the left is where it is now joined to T3. In the picture of the terminals, the control tower would be above the square.
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 06:02 PM   #493
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when is the next part of t3 gonna be completed?
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 07:57 AM   #494
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when is the next part of t3 gonna be completed?
In 2012
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:50 PM   #495
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Dubai cargo volumes up 31.5% in Jan

Cargo volumes transported through Dubai airport were up 31.5 percent in January, against a year ago, while passenger traffic increased 17 percent, a statement said on Tuesday, expecting the trend to continue.

January saw 3.9 million passengers pass through the airport, versus 3.3 in 2009. Freight volumes were up to 171.5 thousand tonnes, from 130.4 thousand tonnes a year ago, Dubai Airports company said.

Middle Eastern airlines registered the highest growth rate of 11.2 percent in air passenger traffic globally for 2009, as carriers snapped up long-haul connecting traffic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in January.

Dubai Airports Company attributed the increase in traffic and volumes to a rise in economic activity and the expansion of Emirates Skycargo, resulting in increases of 40 percent in trans-shipments, 34 percent in exports and 29 percent in imports.

Air cargo traffic -- a barometer of the strength of world trade -- in December was 24.4 percent higher than a year earlier, IATA said.

"Freight growth is likely to continue throughout the rest of the year as additional capacity comes on line and global cargo movement picks up," chief executive Paul Griffiths said.

Some of the expected increase will be handled at Dubai World Central, also called Al Maktoum International, upon opening for cargo activity in June, the company said.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/58218...-up-315-in-jan
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 12:57 PM   #496
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Dubai airport traffic hits record

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Passenger volume at Dubai facility reaches 40.9m in 2009



Dubai: The city's airport announced a year-on-year growth of 9.2 per cent yesterday in passenger numbers during 2009.

Dubai International Airport experienced the highest growth in passengers among the world's busiest airports and passengers hit a record 40.9 million.

Global airport association Airports Council International's latest figures show 46 of the world's 50 busiest airports suffered falls in international passenger traffic in the first three quarters of 2009.

The only airports other than Dubai International reporting increases are Istanbul with 6.3 per cent growth, Kuala Lumpur with 4.6 per cent and Cairo with 1.5 per cent.

Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said, "Dubai Airports is setting the pace globally. Dubai International's performance as one of the world's fastest growing airports in 2009 is particularly impressive considering the traffic contraction seen globally.

"This rapid growth strengthens our commitment to continue building Dubai into a world-class global aviation and logistics hub. If we can set records in a tough economic environment, the sky is the limit for what we can achieve when conditions improve."

Dubai International handled 3.8 million passengers in December 2009 compared with 3.3 million passengers in the same month in 2008, an increase of 14.5 per cent.

This impressive rise marked the seventh consecutive double-digit increase in passenger traffic and the second highest monthly increase after September's 19.5 per cent rise.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 12:37 PM   #497
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Al Maktoum International to stimulate growth

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From,Dubai World Cental Thread in UAE....by Dubaiscool
Work on world’s largest airport in full swing as it prepares for June opening.
The work on the world's largest airport – Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International – seems to be in full swing, preparing for the grand opening of the airport on June 27 this year, after facing a year's delay.

Located 40km away from the existing Dubai International airport, the new airport is taking shape in the heart of $33 billion (Dh121.12bn) Dubai World Central development in Jebel Ali.

Besides the DWC-Al Maktoum International, DWC is designed to comprise five more specialised clustered zones: Dubai Logistics City (DLC), DWC Commercial City, DWC Residential City, DWC Aviation City and DWC Golf City.

Designed to have a capacity of more than 12 million tonnes of cargo a year and 160 million passengers a year, the initial investment into DWC-Al Maktoum International rested at about $10 billion (Dh36.72bn).

DWC-Al Maktoum International airport would open for business with freighter operations, according to Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive of Dubai Airports.

"The airport would be opening for freight operations initially and passenger operations will at some stage in the future. It is coming along. We are getting the field far, ready for commissioning and we are pressing on with all the other facilities over there. And we are on track so far for the June 27, 2010 opening," he told Emirates Business.

Once operational, DWC-Al Maktoum International would also be capable of handling all new-generation aircraft such as the Airbus A380 superjumbo.

The first phase of the airport is being built to accommodate future traffic expansion with a single A380 compatible runway, a passenger terminal with capacity of five million passengers per annum expandable to seven million passengers per annum, a cargo terminal building capable of handling 250,000 tonnes per annum expandable to 600,000 tonnes per annum and a dedicated road link to the region's largest port in Jebel Ali, according to Dubai Airports' recent statement.

With Dubai Airports' projected 13.6 per cent international passenger traffic growth in 2010, the first phase of DWC-Al Maktoum International is expected to stimulate traffic when it opens in June, according to Dubai Airports, with approximately one million passengers expected to pass through the airport during an abbreviated operational period in 2010.

But that is just the first phase of the airport. "We are expecting a gradual build-up for DWC because obviously, the main point at DWC is to actually work towards Phase 2 – of the DWC-Al Maktoum International, which will have the 160 million passengers capacity, five runways and airports of the future, which we expect to be have operational sometime by early 2020," said Griffiths.

The new airport, with its first Dh1bn runway to be operational in June, would further be equipped with various concourses and a 91-metre-high air traffic control (ATC) tower which is the tallest freestanding ATC tower in the Middle East. The ATC tower will also be fully equipped with the latest in avionics and navigational aids.

Meanwhile, the Dh100 million first passenger terminal at DWC-Al Maktoum International is being designed to cater to all airline types – cargo, passenger – both full service as well as low-cost carriers and charter airlines among others.

Dubai Airports, the company managing both the airports — Dubai International and DWC-Al Maktoum International, is currently talking to a number of airlines to start operations from the new airport. "We have got a number of them that have expressed interest. We have got a proposition that we have put in front of them, and we hope to be able to make some announcements fairly shortly as to who the initial operators will be," said Griffiths.

Citing the reason for opening the new airport with freighter operations as against passenger operations, Griffiths said: "The freighter operation clearly will give us a good test of the operational facilities and the runway and the control tower and air traffic control. We are not actually committing this point in time to a definite date for passenger operations. But it will be some stage in the future after the freighters have started."

But while Emirates will drive growth at Dubai International for years to come — with the carrier set to remain at the airport — LCCs and foreign carriers may slowly migrate to Dubai's new DWC-Al Maktoum International airport gradually.

"The idea is that both the existing and the new airport will have the capacity and people will have options. So if airlines want to operate from the new airport, clearly we would be delighted to facilitate that," Griffiths had recently said.

Eventually, the new airport will be linked to the existing Dubai International, via an express rail system and ultimately will be serviced by the Dubai Light Railway Network (Dubai Metro). And some 100,000 car parking spaces will be made available for airport parking and car rental services at the new airport.

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Old March 22nd, 2010, 12:09 PM   #498
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Dubai airport passenger traffic surges in Feb

Passenger numbers climbed 22.6 percent to 3.64 million from 2.97 million a year earlier, while cargo volumes swelled 26.7 percent to 171,707 tonnes from 135,495 tonnes, Dubai Airports said in a statement.

February was Dubai International’s ninth consecutive month of double-digit passenger growth. The airport saw passenger numbers surge 17 percent in January, its busiest month on record.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, described the figures so far this year as “very encouraging”.

“We expect the robust growth to continue over the coming months,” he said in the statement.

Dubai International handled 40.9 million passengers in 2009, up 9.2 percent on the previous year, while cargo volumes reached 1.93 million tonnes, a rise of 5.6 percent on 2008.

Dubai Airports is projecting the airport's passenger traffic will grow 13.6 percent this year to about 46 million passengers.


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Old March 23rd, 2010, 10:41 AM   #499
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actually Bangkok's airport looks a lot like Dubai's, the design for Dubai's is older.
Thats not true. Construction of the Bangkok airport started in 1997, whereas the Dubai T3 started in 2004. Bangkok's airport was near completion when Dubai T3 broke ground. Bangkok airport has its design yrs ago before Dubai even started having its own concept.
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Thats not true. Construction of the Bangkok airport started in 1997, whereas the Dubai T3 started in 2004. Bangkok's airport was near completion when Dubai T3 broke ground. Bangkok airport has its design yrs ago before Dubai even started having its own concept.
I think he is referring to the shape of Concourse 1.
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