October 7, 2008
Emirates to Begin Operations From Terminal-3 at Dubai International Airport
Emirates Airline has announced that it will begin operations from the new Terminal-3 at the Dubai International Airport on October 14, 2008.
According to the airline, Terminal-3 was designed to handle 43 million passengers a year when fully operational. The terminal will be opened in phases.
The first phase will see flights to and from the Gulf region namely Doha, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jeddah, Damman and Riyadh; and the Americas namely New York, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Toronto.
The second phase will see flights to and from the Middle East and Africa. The airline said that Europe, the Indian subcontinent, the Far East and Australia will be serviced in later phases.
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, said: "The new Emirates Terminal-3 is a testament to our corporate values that will see our passengers enjoy ease of travel, home comforts and refined luxuries both in the air and on the ground helping us to deliver on our promise and fulfill customer expectations from the Emirates brand."