World's first A380 facility full open for business

Emirates and Dubai Airports announced the successful completion of the phased launch of Concourse A – the home of the A380 and the world’s first purpose-built facility for the aircraft at Dubai International. All 20 A380 capable contact gates and Emirates luxurious First Class and Business Class lounges, which comprise 29,000 m² of the facility, are now fully operational after a five-week-long phase-in period. During the first month of operations following its inaugural flight on January 2, 2013, EK003 bound for Heathrow and operating from one of the four contact stands opened during Phase 1, Concourse A has handled 461,972 pieces of luggage carried on over 2,450 flights serving 589,234 passengers.

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