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More than 220,000 passengers have flown the two-class A380 on over 450 flights since it first entered service in December 2015.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was on Saturday briefed about a number of engineering designs for Al Maktoum International Airport, which is expected to be the world’s biggest airport when completed.
Dubai plans to build one of the biggest airports in the world, right in the middle of the desert. The airport will eventually cater to 160 million passengers each year, but when and whether Emirates Airline moves to the new site is the key sticking point.
Airlines in the Middle East will need 2,610 new airplanes over the next 20 years, worth an estimated US$550 billion, Boeing forecasts.
Congress Solutions International (CSI), part of Dubai-based Emirates airline, is set to welcome thousands of delegates and visitors to the 59th UITP World Congress and Mobility and City Transport Exhibition, which is being hosted for the first time in Dubai in April. CSI is the official Professional Congress Organiser (PCO), appointed by the Roads Transport Authority (RTA).
Metro commuters travelling on Emirates Airline flights can now check in 24 hours in advance at kiosks in three stations as the carrier extends services available at Dubai International Airport. Kiosks have been installed at the Mall of the Emirates, Burj Khalifa and Financial Centre stations. The self-service devices are expected to provide an added convenience and to reduce waiting time at the airport, Emirates officials said. Passengers will need their reservation code or ticket number to use the service, which will be available until two hours before departure.