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Dubai International Airport Expands New Concourse for Airbus

Posted: Jan. 7th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Dubai airport concourse
Dubai Airports

The Dubai International Airport has opened its new concourse that will be solely for accommodating a double-decker Airbus A380. The large planes that seat about 500 passengers can cause congestion in standard airport terminals so Dubai has taken steps to ensure comfort when dealing with these flying giants.

Dubai International Airport opened a new concourse Wednesday designed specifically to handle a double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft.

Flight EK003 to London's Heathrow Airport became the first flight to use the facility, dubbed Concourse A. It's part of the Terminal 3 complex, which is built for the exclusive use of Emirates airline. All other carriers operate out of Terminal 1 and 2.

Having a terminal built unique to the A380 will speed up boarding times for travelers, and ease congestion in gate rooms not originally built for the high-capacity aircraft, which seats about 500 passengers.


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