Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) (Arabic: مطار دبي الدولي) is an international airport serving Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. It is a major aviation hub in the Middle East, and is the main airport of Dubai. It is situated in the Garhoud district, 4km (2.5 miles) southeast of Dubai.
The airport was built at a cost of some US$5.5 billion and can handle 60 million passengers and 2.1 million tonnes of cargo a year and is expanding to accommodate over 80 million passengers by 2011. When the full expansion program will be completed by 2011, and the airport will have three terminals and three concourses, two cargo mega terminals, an airport free zone, an expo centre with three large exhibition halls, a major aircraft maintenance hub and a flower centre to handle perishable goods. It is one of the busiest airports in the World.
|Dubai International Airport
مطار دبي الدولي
Air traffic EditMany airline operate in Dubai, many which are ~Wings of Asia~ Alliance; the largest Asian Alliance. Most Airlines have routes to Asia and Europe, Mainly; Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, Manila and London-Heathrow. PhilEmirates (PhilNegrense) is expected to launch regional middle east routes by the end 2009 as well as Asian and European routes and will exclusively use the terminal 3. Most busiest routes are mainly to London-Heathrow, Bangkok, and Shanghai-Pudong.
Airlines and Destinations EditSince there are international flights operating out from the airport, the terminals of the airport are equipped with immigration processing facilities and security scanning for all passengers including domestic, and regional passengers. Terminals 1, and 3 handle 95% of the international flights, whilst Terminal 2 mainly caters to regional flights and international flights routed to other airports in Iran and Saudi Arabia. PhilEmirates will exclusively operate from only Terminal 3.
Terminal 1 Edit
|PAL - Philippine Airlines||Manila, Shanghai - Pudong, Singapore|
|AIR||Berlin, Hong Kong|
|Erin Air Transport||Moscow|
|Thraxland Terror Flights||Kiev|
|flo-air||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
Terminal 2 Edit
Terminal 3 Edit
Hong Kong, Mumbai, Kaohsiung, Bangkokg, Manila
(all routes will commence next year)