Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Be Part of It! - Sara Al Boom

Let us introduce an another winner of the competition organized by Expo 2020 Dubai, Be a part of it!

Sara Al Boom, 20, UAE

Sara is a journalism student at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University of Dubai. Sara represented the UAE at a youth forum in Liege, Belgium, as part of Belgium’s Expo 2017 bid. As an Expo Ambassador, she looks forward to reaching out to the country’s youth community raise awareness of the UAE’s 2020 World Expo bid. Her winning entry is a short film highlighting the diversity of the UAE.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

National Air Cargo To Support Dubai Expo 2020 Bid With New Livery First US airline to become a Dubai bid supporter

National Air Cargo, the world’s leading freight solutions provider specialising in heavy weight shipments, with an integrated global network delivering airfreight anywhere on the planet, announced today its support for Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid. The announcement makes National Airlines the first US airline to support the Dubai Expo 2020 bid and comes months after the US based airline recorded a substantial growth of 120% in its Middle East operations for 2012.

Commenting on the occasion Mr. Jacob Mathew President – Asia and Board Member, National Air Cargo said: “National has become the leading freight operator out of the Al Maktoum International Dubai World Central Airport and we are grateful for the vision provided by the Dubai and UAE authorities in providing a state-of-the-art infrastructure and open business environment so that a company such as ours, with our multi-modal freight solutions, can thrive. Supporting the Dubai Expo 2020 bid by displaying the Dubai Expo 2020 logo on our fleet of aircraft that traverse the globe will hopefully expand the bid’s message internationally and is but a small expression of appreciation and gratitude to give something back to the UAE.”

As part of the support, National will display the Dubai Expo 2020 logo on a fleet of five airplanes that operate from the UAE. The logo will be displayed on the nose of the three Boeing 747-400 and two passenger Boeing 757-200 aircrafts. The move will provide an outreach exposure of Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid to National Airline’s major flights destinations in the United States of America, Germany, Japan and Hong Kong. Additionally, the logos will be featured in all of National Air Cargo’s corporate communications and online informational sites.

For further information on National Air Cargo contact:

National Air Cargo
PO Box 54429
3rd Floor, Block B, West Wing 4
Dubai Airport Free Zone
Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 971-4-230-5500 Fax: 971-4-236-8463

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Big Picture: 
Breaking the mould

Recently welcoming in its first flight, Concourse A at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport is the world’s first facility dedicated  to the Airbus A380 superjumbo, the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

At 650 metres long and 90 metres wide and with 11 storeys, four of them underground, 
the building is a stunning piece of architecture in its own right. It showcases a range of innovative features including automated passenger transport points for arrivals and departures, plus six additional gates for planes parked further away. Inside the airport, an internal metro system carries passengers to and from the Emirates Airline Terminal 3.

Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE
Concourse A at Dubai International Airport is the world’s first facility designed specifically for the A38
The new building has entire floors dedicated to business- and first-class passengers, allowing them to board directly from the lounge facilities. Dubai International’s annual passenger capacity will increase from 60 million to 75 million when Concourse A is fully operational. Aviation leaders predict 100 million passengers will use it a year by 2025, which would make it the world’s largest airport. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, heralded the opening of Concourse A as a huge achievement for Dubai Airports and its partners.

“Concourse A is another critical element of the US$7.8bn Strategic Plan 2020 which includes the expansion of Dubai International to accommodate the tremendous growth we expect over the next decade.

“Passenger numbers are forecast to reach 66 million in 2013 and the opening of Concourse A is a timely and welcome addition to Dubai International, putting us firmly on track to reach our target of becoming the world’s best and largest airport in terms of service and international passenger numbers.

“Just as we did with what turned out to be a flawless opening of Terminal 3 and Concourse B in 2008 – which was a much larger and more complex exercise involving the complete transfer of Emirates Airline’s operations to the new facility – we are opening Concourse A in stages, with more gates coming online in each successive phase. We believe that this approach of gradual transition will enable us and all our partners to ensure smooth operations and help us to deliver on our customer service commitment.”