Dubai International Airport’s fourth forecourt is to be tried out before its impending opening according to Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Airports.
The Concourse D will soon become a reality and will be linked to an existing terminal by automated train and is expected to open in the first quarter of next year.
The undertaking is part of an expansion program budgeted with $7.8 billion intended to increase the capacity of the said airport to accommodate an annual passengers of over 100 million by 2020. The passenger count is expected to boost up after the restoration program for the runway is finished.
A number of 70 million travelers are likely to bypass Dubai Airport this year. Remarkable surge in air traffic is expected due to the early completion of the refurbishment works in the major runway and operations scheduled ahead of Eid Al Fitr as stated by the Dubai Ruler.
The development project is also flourishing for the Al Maktoum International Airport having total capacity of 160 million passengers.