An excerpt from David Parker Brownâ€™s story on APEX Editor’s Blog:Â
DUBAI: How does one go about making the worldâ€™s largest airliner, the Airbus A380, look small? Park it at the new Concourse A at Dubai International Airport, which was designed to handle the giant aircraft and all the high-end passengers who will fly in its premium cabins.
Earlier this year Emirates and Dubai International Airport opened the new concourse. David Parker Brown, a contributor to the APEX editorâ€™s blogÂ was invited for a tour of the Emirates Airline first and business class lounges.
Concourse A opened on 2 January 2013 and is the worldâ€™s only dedicated and purpose built concourse for the Airbus A380. The rest of the airport is able to handle the aircraft, but the new concourse was purpose-built with the A380 in mind. A formidable undertaking for the airport and airline, US$3.3 billion terminal required 159,572,880 man-hours to build.