October 20, 2008

Emirates to Launch Second Phase Operations at Dubai Airport Terminal-3

Emirates Airline has announced that it will launch second phase operations at Dubai International Airport's new Terminal-3 on October 21, 2008, with the first phase of flight operations proceeding as planned.

After launching flights to countries on its Gulf Cooperation Council and Americas network in the first phase from the new terminal, the second phase sees Emirates launching flights to the rest of the Middle East and Africa, increasing operations to 99 flights every day, 37% of all the airline's flights.

According to the airline, all flight numbers in the 200, 700, 800, 900 series and any extra flights on these routes will now depart and arrive at Emirates Terminal-3 at the Dubai International Airport.

Tim Clark, president of Emirates, said: "Emirates maintained schedule integrity, the baggage systems proved robust, passenger services were exemplary and we have received excellent feedback from our passengers. We could not have asked for a better opening week and we hope to move our entire operations to Emirates Terminal-3 by December 2008."