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  • #76
    Airport terminal boost for Dubai

    DUBAI: With the opening of a huge new airport terminal in Dubai this week, the emirate's economic future became more closely intertwined with the world's biggest passenger jet.

    Emirates, Dubai's state-owned flagship airline, began flying from the world's first airport terminal purpose-built to handle Airbus A380 superjumbos. The 528,000 sqm terminal cost over $3 billion to build and has 20 gates with double-decker bridges to move passengers on and off the twin-deck A380s.

    It is a large, and some say risky, bet on the future of a single plane. But because of its size, the A380 has emerged as an important part of Dubai's plans to keep its economy growing by developing its tourism and retail businesses.

    "Emirates' strategy is for Dubai to become an aviation hub between Europe and Asia-Pacific," said Zafar Khan, aerospace and defence analyst at investment bank Societe Generale in Britain. "With planes like the Airbus A380, airlines can shift large volumes of traffic. Of course, the trick is to fill up these planes."

    Emirates has been a key customer for the A380 since the plane began flying commercially in 2007. It is the largest single buyer of the superjumbo and now operates 31 of the planes, with a further 59 ordered and yet to be delivered.

    Dubai has recovered from the corporate debt crisis and real estate crash which it suffered in 2009-2010 by becoming a magnet for travel and investment from the Middle East, India and Europe.

    Dubai ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced plans in November to build a tourism and retail complex that would include the world's largest shopping mall and 100 new hotels.

    Key to those plans, he said, is boosting annual airport passenger traffic through Dubai above 90m in next six years.

    In addition to Dubai International Airport, the emirate aims by the end of this year to open its new Al Maktoum International airport for passenger traffic. That facility, which began cargo operations two years ago, is designed to cater to 160m passengers.

    http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsD...storyid=345307
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    • #77
      Originally posted by scanhorse View Post
      DUBAI: With the opening of a huge new airport terminal in Dubai this week, the emirate's economic future became more closely intertwined with the world's biggest passenger jet.

      Emirates, Dubai's state-owned flagship airline, began flying from the world's first airport terminal purpose-built to handle Airbus A380 superjumbos. The 528,000 sqm terminal cost over $3 billion to build and has 20 gates with double-decker bridges to move passengers on and off the twin-deck A380s.

      It is a large, and some say risky, bet on the future of a single plane. But because of its size, the A380 has emerged as an important part of Dubai's plans to keep its economy growing by developing its tourism and retail businesses.

      "Emirates' strategy is for Dubai to become an aviation hub between Europe and Asia-Pacific," said Zafar Khan, aerospace and defence analyst at investment bank Societe Generale in Britain. "With planes like the Airbus A380, airlines can shift large volumes of traffic. Of course, the trick is to fill up these planes."

      Emirates has been a key customer for the A380 since the plane began flying commercially in 2007. It is the largest single buyer of the superjumbo and now operates 31 of the planes, with a further 59 ordered and yet to be delivered.

      Dubai has recovered from the corporate debt crisis and real estate crash which it suffered in 2009-2010 by becoming a magnet for travel and investment from the Middle East, India and Europe.

      Dubai ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced plans in November to build a tourism and retail complex that would include the world's largest shopping mall and 100 new hotels.

      Key to those plans, he said, is boosting annual airport passenger traffic through Dubai above 90m in next six years.

      In addition to Dubai International Airport, the emirate aims by the end of this year to open its new Al Maktoum International airport for passenger traffic. That facility, which began cargo operations two years ago, is designed to cater to 160m passengers.

      http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsD...storyid=345307
      I'm not sure the "recovery" that they speak of is quite so complete ! and this comes from one in the construction industry where "You heard it here first folks !!"

      Yes 20 gates with double decker bridges....( seems they edited the part that says " that can be used if so required as single deck bridges"...or did they just waste a lot of paint on the stands stenciling stop positions on the ground of all known types that Emirates have ????? Risk ? pffft....

      What will be interesting to see is if Emirates shove all other airlines out from the 'in town' Dubai International to "long way out of town" Maktoum International (citing capacity issues!) thus making themselves even more attractive to passengers....cheap shot but not beyond the realms of possibility me thinks !!

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      • #78
        edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/business.traveller

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        http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/busi...ler/index.html

        CNN's Richard Quest speaks with Emirates Airline President Tim Clarke about the carrier's recent partnership with Qantas.

        Complete coverage on Business Traveller
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        • #79
          Fly free to Bahrain to cheer UAE in Gulf Cup semifinals on Jan 15

          To register present UAE ID card or valid UAE passport by no later than noon on January 14

          By
          • Staff


          Published Sunday, January 13, 2013

          President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan gave directives to allocate airplanes to operate flights to carry football fans to Bahrain to support the UAE national football team in the semi-final game of the 21st Gulf Cup of Nations on Tuesday January 15.
          Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, in conjunction with the UAE Football Federation, has announced that it will offer five free flights for UAE supporters attending the semifinals of the 21st GCC Soccer Cup Championship, to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
          Etihad Airways will offer just over 872 seats from a total of 1,400 seats from four locations to carry supporters from the UAE to Bahrain and back on the day of the match.
          Flights will depart from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah.
          To register for a free return flight, supporters must present their UAE ID card or valid UAE passport by no later than noon on January 14, to the Al Jazeera Club or the Al Ain Club.
          Supporters from Dubai and Sharjah should register at the UAE Football Federation offices in Dubai.

          more.....................................

          http://www.emirates247.com/sports/fo...01-13-1.490768
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          • #80
            Originally posted by scanhorse View Post
            NOW PLAYING
            Emirates' game-changing deal

            http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video...lf-three-a.cnn

            http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/busi...ler/index.html

            CNN's Richard Quest speaks with Emirates Airline President Tim Clarke about the carrier's recent partnership with Qantas.

            Complete coverage on Business Traveller
            Hmmmmm....very interesting ! Thanks Scan

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            • #81
              Abu Dhabi overtakes Dubai as Gulf's 'best airport'

              Abu Dhabi International Airport has overtaken Dubai as the best in the region for customer service, according to a global survey of passengers.

              Dubai International Airport, the third busiest in the world, slipped to second place in the Airports Council International survey, while the Qatari capital Doha came third.

              Abu Dhabi International Airport, which sees more than 12 million passengers each year, recorded the largest improvement in passenger satisfaction, scoring 4.4, up from 4.31 in 2011 when it was ranked second behind Dubai.

              The airport particularly excelled in operational efficiency and quality of service categories, ACI said

              more.........................

              http://www.arabianbusiness.com/abu-d...--493331.html#
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