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Old November 28th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #861
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With Dubai winning the 2020 World Expo bid, expect construction of the larger permanent terminals at DWC to finally begin.
I am flying to Dubai in February for a trip. I am hoping to get a glimpse of the new airport from the ground or the air.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 04:35 AM   #862
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I'm really hoping dwc gets world class terminals just like dxb.
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Old November 28th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #863
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I'm really hoping dwc gets world class terminals just like dxb.
Factoring in the construction of DWC is estimated to cost $30+ without a doubt the Terminals will be world class 😉
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Old November 30th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #864
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Old November 30th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #865
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Factoring in the construction of DWC is estimated to cost $30+ without a doubt the Terminals will be world class 😉
I think it will be nice but not as nice as DXB. Cause that $33bn includes the other 4 runways and extra infrastructure as well as the new terminals.
Terminal 3 with a capacity of 47 million passengers (both concourse A and B) cost $8bn alone.
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Old December 1st, 2013, 02:12 AM   #866
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I think it will be nice but not as nice as DXB. Cause that $33bn includes the other 4 runways and extra infrastructure as well as the new terminals. Terminal 3 with a capacity of 47 million passengers (both concourse A and B) cost $8bn alone.
Since this was brought up do we have a break down of how much each piece of infrastructure would cost to construct? From terminals, runways, roads, highways, facilities to cater flights etc?
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Old December 1st, 2013, 12:07 PM   #867
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Since this was brought up do we have a break down of how much each piece of infrastructure would cost to construct? From terminals, runways, roads, highways, facilities to cater flights etc?
hmm, that's a very good question. I suppose we can estimate the cost of some things but it may not be very accurate!

The Emirates flight catering center which produces food only for Emirates is capable of producing around 42 million meals annually. This was built at a cost of $120 million in 2007. So we can estimate that the DWC flight catering with 4 times the capacity will cost $500 million.

The runways are also hard to estimate. In 2008 AUH opened a new runway that included fire stations and other taxi ways and it cost $270 million. Since AUH has exactly the same weather and conditions, I suppose the runways would cost nearly the same at DWC. And since DWC will need another 4 runways, then we can assume all the runways will cost a total of $1 bn.

The cargo infrastructure shouldn't be considered cheap either. The cargo mega terminal built in 2008 at DXB with a capacity of 1.2 million tonnes cost $200 million. So with DWC having a capacity of 12 million tonnes, it could cost $2bn to build cargo terminals at DWC.

And finally, its hard to estimate the costs of other things. We don't even know how many terminals they will build. Roads won't be cheap either and they will need more highways and other infrastructure around the airport since this airport will be a gigantic employer. And costs in 2007/08 which we are basing these estimates on won't be the same in 2025 since inflation is always increasing.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 04:46 PM   #868
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Factoring in the construction of DWC is estimated to cost $30+ without a doubt the Terminals will be world class ��
Thirty dollars to finish the airport? Damn, at that price I could have my own airport built!

Btw. is there a thread for construction updates on the new airport or is this thread generally used for that?
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Old December 4th, 2013, 03:03 PM   #869
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Thirty dollars to finish the airport? Damn, at that price I could have my own airport built!

Btw. is there a thread for construction updates on the new airport or is this thread generally used for that?
I am also very interested in airport update pictures, but it seems to be a mystery or something..
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Old December 4th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #870
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There are plenty and constant updates on the UAE threads people.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #871
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Old January 1st, 2014, 07:25 AM   #872
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Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB) United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2013
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Old January 1st, 2014, 09:35 PM   #873
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2013 was a good year for DXB and EK!

Dubai International on track to surpass 2013 passenger forecast

Dubai: Dubai International, the world’s second busiest international hub, is getting busier. It’s year to date passenger numbers are up 15.3 per cent and there is fair chance the airport will surpass the 65.4 million passenger forecast for 2013.

A total of 60,384,407 passengers have travelled through Dubai International up until November compared with 52,363,589 over the same period last year.
Eastern Europe and Australaisa spearheaded November growth with a 56.5 per cent and 33.4 per cent respective increase in passengers. Subsequently, Australasia recorded the fourth largest increase in total passengers with 51,151.

Dubai Airports, the management team behind Dubai International, stated that the Qantas-Emirates partnerships is feeding traffic into the airport.
Qantas and Emirates are benefiting too, Tony Webber, Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and former Chief Economist at Qantas, told Gulf News in an emailed statement that reduced competition and capacity on the Australia-Dubai route is helping the two airlines.
“Qantas benefits because it offers a better Europe proposition for Australians and a better Australian proposition for European compared to a go it a lone scenario,” he stated.
Qantas only flies to London Heathrow via Dubai; however, passengers can connect in Dubai with Emirates to destinations across Europe.

Game changer
The Qantas-Emirates tie-up was seen as a game changer when it came into effect earlier this year. It saw Qantas move its traditional London-bound hub to Dubai from Asia and ended its long-time partnership with British Airways
But the Qantas Group, which includes budget carrier JetStar, has struggled to turn itself around since teaming up with Emirates. Warning of a A$300 million half-year loss, Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce recently criticised Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, and Abu Dhabi’s Eithad Airways investment in competitor Virgin Australia.

Joyce questioned the role of foreign government-backed airlines investing in its competitor although its own codeshare partner, Emirates, is itself owned by the Dubai government.
However, since then Emirates President Tim Clark has ruled out any suggestion of buying a stake in Qantas. 
In a statement to Australian media, he stated that Emirates did not have a “bottomless pit of cash.”
Webber states that its too early to assess whether or not the partnership was the right decision for Qantas.
“To say it’s a success you really need to demonstrate that the relationship has created new traffic or generated cost savings … the increase in traffic [to Dubai] is just a transfer from Singapore to Dubai,” he stated.
With the jury still out on the Qantas-Emirates relationship, Webber states that the big risk for Qantas is in five years when the relationship ends, Emirates may have won over Qantas passengers and no longer need the tie-up.

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Old January 4th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #874
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Old January 9th, 2014, 11:04 AM   #875
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flydubai places $8.8bn Boeing jet order

Low-cost airline flydubai has placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 11 Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft, worth $8.8bn at list prices.(source)

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Old January 29th, 2014, 11:01 AM   #876
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Great news for DXB! December was the first month in DXBs history to cross the 6 million passenger mark!! For 2013 DXB handled 66,431,533 passengers!

Record month caps off record year at Dubai International

Dubai, UAE – January 29, 2014 – Dubai International, the world’s second busiest international hub, registered another banner year with annual passenger traffic reaching 66,431,533 in 2013, following a record-breaking December when passenger numbers eclipsed the 6 million mark for the first time.

Annual passenger traffic of 66,431,533, up 15.2 per cent compared to 57,684,550 recorded during 2012, represents the airport’s highest total ever thanks to network expansion and monthly passenger numbers which exceeded 5 million for 12 consecutive months. According to the annual traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today, passenger numbers in December reached 6,047,126, an increase of 13.6 per cent compared to 5,320,961 recorded during the same month in 2012.

Dubai International continues to benefit from the efficiencies offered by the large number of wide-body jets that operate into it with the average number of passengers per aircraft movement rising to 198 in 2013, up 4.5 percent from the 189 recorded in 2012. Aircraft movements in 2013 reached 369,953, up 7.5 per cent compared to 344,245 movements recorded during 2012. Aircraft movements in December totalled 32,832, compared to 30,945 movements during the same month in 2012, an increase of 6.1 per cent. During the year a total of 28 new passenger destinations were added thanks largely to the expanding networks of Dubai-based airlines flydubai and Emirates bringing the total passenger destinations served by Dubai International to 239.

India retained its position as Dubai’s single largest destination country with 8,401,253 passengers, a year on year growth of 14.3 per cent compared to 7,347,270 in 2012. The UK placed second with 5,099,843 passengers (+19 per cent) followed by Saudi Arabia at 4,825,114 (+34.2 per cent). In terms of destination cities served by Dubai International, Doha retained the top spot with 2,516,866 passengers (+12.9 per cent) followed closely by London with 2,494,555 passengers (+24.1 per cent) and Kuwait with 1,813,603 passengers (+13.3 per cent). Eastern Europe was the fastest expanding regional market in terms of percentage growth in 2013 (+57.4 per cent) due to network expansion by flydubai and Emirates, followed by Australasia (+33.4 per cent) thanks to additional services and traffic resulting from the Emirates partnership with Qantas while Asia Pacific placed third (+25.1 per cent).

Cargo volumes also reached record levels in 2013 with 2,435,567 tonnes of air freight passing through Dubai International during 2013, up 6.8 per cent compared to 2,279,624 tonnes recorded during 2012. Monthly freight volumes in December totaled 218,138, up 8 per cent compared to 201,949 recorded during the same month in 2012.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said, “It was truly a historic year for Dubai’s aviation sector highlighted by the successful opening of Concourse A, the world’s largest and only facility purpose built for the Airbus A380; the launch of passenger services at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central; and a record breaking airshow that featured aircraft orders exceeding US$ 200 billion – the bulk of which was placed by Dubai’s flag carriers. 2014 is set to be another eventful year, one featuring continued traffic growth, network expansion and the ongoing enlargement and upgrade of our facilities and runways.”

http://www.dubaiairport.com/en/media...es.aspx?id=166
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Old January 29th, 2014, 12:51 PM   #877
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DXBs pax numbers should be very close the LHRs international figure for the year.
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Whilst it all sounds and looks very good the truth is that there is a very poor amount of proactive thinking on where the aircraft go when they are in the air.
Its all about how impressive it looks rather than making a long term sustainable plan on how you will get the aircraft either through UAE airspace or landing at the quite frankly daft number of airports in such a small space.
The Southern half of the UAE FIR belongs to the military with just 3 airways in it. Everything is crammed into the top half and its getting tighter.
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Whilst it all sounds and looks very good the truth is that there is a very poor amount of proactive thinking on where the aircraft go when they are in the air.
Its all about how impressive it looks rather than making a long term sustainable plan on how you will get the aircraft either through UAE airspace or landing at the quite frankly daft number of airports in such a small space.
The Southern half of the UAE FIR belongs to the military with just 3 airways in it. Everything is crammed into the top half and its getting tighter.
I agree to an extent but DXB will close when DWC is fully operational. Problems with the proximity of AUH and DWC seem like a reasonable prospect though.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 05:22 AM   #880
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Yeah the small airspace shared between the Gulf countries is extremely busy already. Its one the most congested airspace's in the world. And with fast growing fleets of the gulf airlines, and still no solution to the problem, I don't know what will happen.
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