Dubai International Airport – The Oldest And Biggest Airport In Dubai
Dubai International Airport
Established in 1959, serving Dubai and the entire UAE Dubai International Airport is regarded as one of the world’s busiest airport by international passengers and freight traffic. It is 6th busiest airport in the world while considering the passenger and the cargo traffic. Located in the Al Garhoud district of Dubai, Dubai International Airport is the one of busiest hubs for Airbus A380. Of the three terminals, terminal 3 is the largest airport terminal of the world. With a total capacity of 75 million passengers annually, the Dubai international Airport operates 8000 weekly flights by 170 airlines to destinations round the globe barring Antarctica.
The airport managed and operated by the Dubai Airports company is the major of the international airlines in Dubai, Emirates Sky Cargo, FlyDubai and Emirates. It is equipped to handle more passengers down the line within a few years with a view to handle the pouring in of visitors during the eve of Expo 20-20 in Dubai in year 2020.
Even though it has been established in late 1950s, The Dubai International Airport is fully equipped with modern facilities and amenities. The Airport construction was ordered by Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and it has got opened officially in 1960. In the year 1980, Dubai International Airport has become the member of the Airports Council International. Lately, many developmental activities has taken place and the process is still going on. Now, the landside facilities were modified to accommodate the metro Station on the Red Line for linking Airport with Dubai Metro Stations.
The Airport runs passenger flights to US states of Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles which bestows Dubai International Airport the rare distinction of offering three of the world’s longest commercial flights services. With large amount of money coming in by way of passenger and cargo transit, the economy of Dubai depends on the revenues from the aviation sector largely. It is also expected that after a two decades, the contribution to the GDP by Dubai’s aviation industry will increase making the economy flourish like never before.