Maureen Riley, executive director of the SLCDA, issued a prepared statement announcing the decision to build the additional concourse
D represents the final major piece of infrastructure to be built at DXB as part of the USD 7.
Shaikh Ahmad interacted with airline representatives and toured the new facility as part of the event, which follows the successful opening of Concourse
D on February 24 earlier this year, according to a statement from Dubai Media Office.
is linked to the newly renovated Terminal 1 by a dedicated airport train that can transport 300 passengers per trip.
With an area of 65,000 m2, Concourse
D will become home to more than 100 airlines that currently occupy Concourse
American Stenographic has leased 1,800 s/f of office space and Rainbow Stores has leased 7,585 s/f of retail space at the project, located at 200 East 161st Street, just off the Grand Concourse
, the major north-south thoroughfare connecting the Bronx with Manhattan.
Sheikh Mohamed began his tour with the Departures Hall at Concourse
3 where he stopped at Emirate's check-in counters, baggage screening facilities and passport counters.
To enter the contest, visit concourse
Passenger numbers are expected to surpass 66 million in 2013 and exceed 78 million in 2015 when Concourse
Once complete, Concourse
D will be home to the more than 100 international airlines that currently use Concourse
C and will serve up to 18 million passengers annually.
Dubai Airports said the new concourse
- called Concourse
A - had handled 461,972 pieces of luggage carried on more than 2450 flights serving 589,234 passengers during the first month of operations.
During the first month of operations following its inaugural flight on January 2, 2013, EK003 bound for Heathrow and operating from one of the four contact stands opened during Phase 1, Concourse
A has handled 461,972 pieces of luggage carried on over 2,450 flights serving 589,234 passengers.