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The successful delivery of the specialized A380 terminal at Dubai International Airport was the occasion for a special celebration for Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), the organisation behind the infrastructure development.
The overhaul will improve service, increase capacity and slash the time it takes to reach the departure gates, Dubai Airports company said yesterday. The terminal is the departure and arrival point for all major airlines besides Emirates Airline, which has a dedicated facility in Terminal 3.
Dubai Airports’ commercial revenues rose 16 per cent on year in the first half of 2012, boosted by a surge in passenger traffic, according to the company’s top executive. “We are ahead of the budget in terms of revenues, which are exceeding expectations,” Paul Griffiths, the chief executive at Dubai Airports, told reporters late Sunday, but declined to give further details.
The launch of Emirate's non-stop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth is expected to generate more than $200 million in local economic activity and will connect Texas — a top exporting state to the UAE — directly to the UAE, Yousuf Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, told a reception in Dallas as the Dubai-based airline starts services to the largest state in the USA.