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Dubai Terminal 1 opens

Passengers arrive at the immigration area of the Terminal 1 at the Dubai International.

Dubai continues to climb the ranks as one of the world’s most important financial hubs and for that its airports are playing a major role. Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic.

Good to know that after 15-month long hibernation, Dubai International’s Terminal 1 and Concourse D welcomed their first passengers on Thursday with the arrival of flynas flight XY201 from the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh (“Terminal 1, Concourse D reopen after 15 months,” Gulf Today, June 25).

Terminal 1 is also the fourth-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the seventh-busiest cargo airport in the world, the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, and the airport with the highest average number of passengers per flight, according to Wikipedia.

The reopening of the facility will see the phased return of these carriers over the next few days from Terminals 2 and 3, as the hub prepares for an anticipated increase in traffic during the summer holidays and beyond. In 2017, DXB handled 88 million passengers and 2.65 million tonnes of cargo and registered 409,493 aircraft movements.

The Emirates hub is the largest airline hub in the Middle East; Emirates handles 51% of all passenger traffic and accounts for approximately 42% of all aircraft movements at the airport.

Sana Abdul Rahim
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