DUBAI, Verenigde Arabische Emiraten–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Terminalhal D viert op 24 februari zijn 1-jarige jubileum. De kende een succesvol openingsjaar, waarin meer dan 16,6 miljoen passagiers hebben genoten van klantvriendelijk ontwerp en een topaanbod van winkels en eten en drinken.
Hal D is het laatste grote bouwwerk van de luchthaven DXB dat in het kader van het 7,8 miljard dollar kostende Strategisch Plan 2020 is gebouwd. Op 24 februari 2016 opende het de deuren. De faciliteit van 1,2 miljard dollar biedt plaats aan zestig internationale luchtvaartmaatschappijen die vanuit Terminal 1 van DXB 90 bestemmingen over de hele wereld met elkaar verbinden. De nieuwe hal verruimt de jaarlijkse capaciteit van het vliegveld van 75 miljoen naar 90 miljoen passagiers.
Dubai Airports: Concourse D Welcomes 16.6 Million Passengers in First Year
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Concourse D marks its first anniversary on February 24 following a successful inaugural year that saw over 16.6 million passengers enjoy its customer-friendly design and top-flight retail and food and beverage offering.
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DXB’s Concourse D is the $1.2 billion home to 60 airlines serving over 90 destinations around the globe (Photo: ME NewsWire)
Concourse D, which represents the final major piece of infrastructure to be built at DXB as part of the $7.8 billion Strategic Plan 2020 programme, was a timely addition to the airport when it first opened its doors for passengers on February 24, 2016. The $1.2 billion facility became home to 60 international airlines that operate into DXB’s Terminal 1 and connect it to 90 destinations around the world. The facility increased the annual capacity of the airport from 75 million passengers to 90 million.
“Concourse D is the outcome of a well-designed and meticulously planned project that was built around the evolving needs and expectations of our customers – the hundreds of thousands of passengers that pass through our airport every day,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports; President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group. “After a successful first year of operations, it is very clear that Concourse D has achieved its goal of delighting our passengers and our business partners.”
During the first year of operations, Concourse D welcomed 115,118 flights and an estimated 16,686,272* passengers while setting new heights in customer service. Concourse D has exemplified Dubai Airports’ commercial strategy to design and deliver an integrated environment featuring walk-through retail, adjacent food and hospitality concepts, a comfortable central atrium and investment in the world’s best airport Wi-Fi. It has also been a showcase for Dubai Airports’ special events having hosted numerous musicDXB performances and Hang Out DXB engagements designed to surprise and delight passengers with prize giveaways, special discounts and interactive games.
The new concourse has delivered an upgraded lounge experience with nine lounges spread over 6,926m 2 and has surpassed expectations with over 3600m 2 of F&B options that cater to all tastes and budgets including celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s The Kitchen and the first Pret a Manger to operate in a Middle Eastern airport.
*Figures for January and February 2017 are based on average monthly figures for Concourse D.
*Source: ME NewsWire