Dubai Airports looks for advertisers
Dubai Airports has urged advertisers to declare their interest in taking on the official concession for the brand new Concourse D development.Expected to open in 2015, Concourse D will be the home of more than 100 airlines that fly in and out of Dubai International Airport.Not only will it significantly increase the airport's capacity, the extension will also provide amazing commercial opportunities.The concourse will be linked to Terminal 1 via a new elevated train and thousands of people are expected to pass through every day.Bosses at Dubai Airports insist that there are few better places for companies to advertise their products than one of the busiest airports on the planet.The firm's senior vice president of commercial Eugene Barry said Concourse D will be a "modern and vital addition" to the complex and he confirmed the organisation is keen to open negotiations with "competent partners"."As one of the busiest airports in the world, and given the global attention generated by the recent opening of Concourse A - the world's first purpose-built A380 facility - Dubai International offers potential bidders a very attractive proposition," he remarked."With sustained passenger growth and our unique passenger profile, the case for continued growth within advertising is proven."Dubai Airports believes that more than 57 million passengers used the airport throughout 2012, which was only three million short of its maximum capacity.With visitor numbers expected to exceed 66 million in 2013, the urgent need for extra space is obvious.The newly-opened Concourse A has increased the overall capacity to 75 million and further expansion work is ongoing.Earlier this month, Dubai Airports announced plans to make substantial improvements to Terminal 1.The work will see the introduction of new check-in desks, an improved baggage system and the modernisation of all public areas.Officials at the company believe the changes will enhance passenger flow around the airport and the work is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2014.