Dubai Int'l to hold Concourse D trials in August

Rail link will connect Terminal 1 to new terminal in under two minutes

The new terminal at Dubai International airport will begins trials in August, in preparation for its opening early next year.

Concourse D will connect the 1.5km to Terminal 1 through an elevated rail system in less than two minutes, according to airport officials.

Peter Moore, Head of Terminal Development at Dubai Airports, told Emirates247: “Concourse D is taking shape with the majority of the roof and external glass façade that overlooks the airfield in place and the rail link infrastructure connecting Terminal 1 progressing well.

“By August the first boarding gate will be available for training purposes and enable the trial programme to begin in earnest.”

The new terminal will cater for over 100 airlines and increase Dubai International’s capacity to 90 million passengers a year when it opens in the first quarter next year.

The trial period between August and its opening next year will involve 3,500 employees and other stakeholder undergoing familiarisation and training.

Related:
Topics
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
After all the hype, what's the future for Hyperloop One

After all the hype, what's the future for Hyperloop One

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One may have struck a deal this month...

1
Focus: Gulf airlines face looming growth threat from 'protectionist' Trump government

Focus: Gulf airlines face looming growth threat from 'protectionist' Trump government

Election of Donald Trump, one-time owner of now-defunct East...

3
Smart move: Automated transport in the Gulf

Smart move: Automated transport in the Gulf

In a few short years how we get from A to B will be dramatically...

1
Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking