Working within a 30 minute window, due to the 2009 Dubai Airshow daily flight display, Emirates worked quickly and efficiently to ensure the on-time departure of its many passengers.
The culmination of months of planning, involving numerous departments within Emirates, ensured all flights departed safely and without delay.
Mohammed Mattar, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Airport Services noted: “On average we have 150 Emirates flights departing through Emirates Terminal 3 each day, so coordinating 16 of these within 16 minutes required an intense level of planning. It would not have been possible without the support of Dubai Airports Company as well as the Dubai Police and Immigration departments, and we are grateful for their commitment to making this happen.”
“The fact that we have achieved this without significant disruptions to our passengers is testament to Emirates’ world leading logistical expertise. In addition we are fortunate enough to have our own dedicated terminal which affords an added level of flexibility when coordinating the movements of our passengers.”
On average 310 flights depart and land at Emirates Terminal 3 each day.