Dubai Airports to re-open Terminal 1 and Concourse D at DXB on 24 June

By Andrew Pentol |

Dubai Airports describes the planned re-openings of Terminal 1 and Concourse D at Dubai International Airport as a significant development.

Dubai Airports is to re-open Terminal 1 and Concourse D at Dubai International Airport (DXB) on 24 June.

The airport company describes this week’s re-openings as a significant development which signals the return of growth to Dubai and the United Arab Emirate’s aviation, travel and tourism sectors.

Terminal 1 and Concourse D were closed on 25 March following the partial suspension of operations at DXB as part of the strategy to control the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum describes the re-opening of Terminal 1 as an important step in preparing to accommodate the anticipated growth in travel demand in the coming weeks and month. He said: “Dubai’s aviation sector has been at the forefront of a global campaign to restore vital international air services with the opening of quarantine-free travel corridors between the UAE and multiple countries around the world.

OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK

“This move signals our confidence that the outlook for the rest of the year and beyond is one of optimism, as well as being a clear indication of Dubai’s intent to lead the aviation industry in its efforts to enable social and economic recovery of the world.

“This reopening is a collaborative effort of the many stakeholders involved in the operation of the world’s largest international airport and we are delighted to be able to make this important step towards the restoration of full airport operations.”

The $1.2 billion Concourse D opened in 2016 and is linked to Terminal 1 by an airport train.

Dubai Airports says the reopening of the facilities will enable the gradual return of more than 40 international carriers that are currently operating at Terminals 2 and 3 back to their home terminal at DXB.

Passengers are advised to confirm their departure terminal and arrival with their airline prior to coming to the airport an as the transition will be managed in several stages. The transition is expected to completed by the end of June.

Opened in February 2016, the $1.2 billion Concourse D is linked to Terminal 1 by an airport train. The combination of these two facilities provide service levels for an annual capacity of 18 million passengers.

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