Dubai International Airport Concourse 3 trial run starts on Saturday

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By Saifur Rahman, Business Editor  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Concourse 3 of the Dubai International Airport goes on its first public trial run on Saturday, for possible opening in the first quarter of 2013, a top official said.

     Image Credit: Supplied picture     Concourse 3, which will cater solely for Emirates Airline flights, is spread over 500,000sqm and 11 levels.
Image Credit: Supplied picture Concourse 3, which will cater solely for Emirates Airline flights, is spread over 500,000sqm and 11 levels.

“We are on track for the opening of Concourse 3 in the first quarter of next year as we start its first public trial run on Saturday,” Paul Griffiths, Dubai Airport’s Chief Executive Officer, told Gulf News on the sidelines of the Middle East Business Aviation exhibition that got underway at the Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA) on Tuesday.

Built at a cost of $3.5 billion (Dh12.8 billion), Concourse 3 at Dubai International Airport will be connected to the two major public levels of Terminal 3 via an automated people mover (APM).

This will be in addition to the vehicular and baggage handling system utility tunnels for further transfer. Dubai International Airport’s Concourse 3 is 645 metres long, 90 metres wide and 42 metres high in the centre from the apron level. More info

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