Earlier this week, the multi-nation team investigating the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight announced that the hunt for the missing Boeingwhich had been concentrated in the southeastern Indian Ocean, was at last being called off. After two years and over a hundred million search dollars, only a few scattered pieces of the jetliner were found, washed ashore on isolated islands, presumably hundreds or even thousands of miles from the actual, unknown spot were the flight met its end.
The area was chosen near to Dubaito attract passengers from the city of Dubai, rather than travel to the busier Sharjah International Airport. The planned location originally was Jebel Ali. Construction for the second phase would commence immediately after the completion of Phase 1 and include the second runway, 50 new aircraft parking bays in addition to the existing 70 bays, a second fire station and a third cargo agent building.
Then, in the early s decade a new master plan was introduced which began the development of the current concourses and terminal infrastructure.
Terminal 1 has one concourse concourse DTerminal 2 is set apart from the other two main buildings and Terminal 3 is divided into Concourse A, B, and C.
Emirates took over operations of concourse C in as all airlines operating from concourse C moved to concourse D. Passenger terminals[ edit ] Dubai Airport has three passenger terminals.
Terminals 1 and 3 are directly connected with a common transit area, with airside passengers being able to move freely between the terminals without going through immigration, while Terminal 2 is on the opposite side of the airport.
For transiting passengers, a shuttle service runs between the terminals, with a journey time of around 20 minutes from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 and 30 minutes to Terminal 3.
Passengers in Terminal 3 who need to transfer between concourse A and the rest of the Terminal have to travel via an automated people mover.
Also after early when the construction of Concourse D was done, there is now an automated people mover between concourse D and Terminal 1. Terminal 1[ edit ] Terminal 1 has a capacity of 15 million passengers. It is used by over airlines and is connected to Concourse D by an automated people mover.
The Terminal was originally built to handle 18 million passengers; however, with extreme congestion at the terminal, the airport was forced to expand the terminal to accommodate with the opening of 28 remote gates. Over the years, more mobile gates were added to the airport bringing the total as of to The renovations include upgraded baggage systems, replacement of check-in desks and a more spacious departure hall.
Arrivals will also see improvements to help reduce waiting times. The renovation was completed by the middle of These are required to bring the capacity of the airport to 80—90 million passengers a year by It involves the construction of Concourse D previously Terminal 4.
With a capacity of 15 million, it would bring the total capacity of the airport to 90 million passengers by —an increase of 15 million. It also will see Emirates take over the operation at Concourse C, along with concourse A and B which it will already be operating.
The airport projects that international passenger and cargo traffic will increase at an average annual growth rate of 7. It is used by over 50 airlines, mainly operating in the Persian Gulf region. In JuneTerminal 2 became the hub of Air India Express and flydubai and the terminal houses the airline's corporate head office.
Check-in counters have increased to The boarding area is more spacious, with more natural light. Also the new open boarding gates allow several flights to board simultaneously, improving passenger and aircraft movements.
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