RJ and British Airways were the first airlines to start using Dubai International Airport’s Concourse D on February 24; the remainder carriers will phase moving their operations over the next several weeks.
With an area of 65,000 m2, Concourse D will become home to more than 100 airlines that currently occupy Concourse C.
Shifting operations of airlines to Concourse D is bound to lift annual passenger capacity at Dubai International Airport to 90 million.
The RJ passengers will benefit from linking the Concourse D to the newly renovated Terminal 1 by an airport train that will run every two and a half minutes between Concourse D and Terminal 1 and can transport 300 passengers per trip.
The new concourse features a total of nine lounges, including five airline lounges, a new Al Majlis lounge, two Dubai International Hotel lounges and a Marhaba VIP lounge. Passengers can also enjoy the offerings of several food and beverage outlets.
Dubai Duty Free has a total of 175 vendor installations in Concourse D, spread over an area of 7,000 m2.