Dubai Airports has been given the go-ahead to launch a $7.8 billion expansion programme to boost capacity at Dubai International Airport from 60 million to 90 million passengers per year by 2018.
With terminal expansion twice the footprint of London Heathrow Terminal 5, additional aircraft movements will be accommodated on the ground with the addition of a new taxiway and a 60% increase in the number of stands needed to park and service aircraft.
Beyond Concourse 3, which will boost capacity to 75 million passengers when it is completed at the end of 2012, Dubai Airports will commission the construction of additional terminal space and concourse areas comprising an extra 675,000sqm of floor space.
This includes the expansion of Terminal 2 and the construction of a new concourse – Concourse 4 – which will be connected to Terminal 1 to facilitate check-in and baggage servicing.
Additionally, Dubai Airports will upgrade baggage systems across the airport to accommodate demand over the life of the project.
Plans include the construction of a remote baggage facility and a high-speed baggage link that will support efficient and timely connections. Cargo capacity will also be augmented with a 30,000sqm expansion of the cargo mega terminal.
During 2018–2023, with construction completed at Dubai International, construction of Phase 2 of DWC will escalate with the initial iteration allowing for 80 million passengers per year to facilitate the eventual relocation of the Emirates hub. Once fully completed, Dubai World Central will be the world’s largest airport with five runways and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo annually.
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