Dubai Airports reopened Concourse A at Dubai International’s Terminal 3 complex on Wednesday afternoon, taking the world’s busiest international airport closer to 100% operational capacity. Flight EK659 which arrived from Male was Concourse A’s first flight since the facility was closed 20 months ago on March 25, 2020, as part of measures taken by the UAE authorities to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The reopening of the facility follows robust growth in passenger traffic at DXB throughout the year and a consistent surge of demand in the final quarter. Concourse A will be reopened in phases over the coming weeks, helping DXB to maintain service levels while accommodating the rush of seasonal travelers in December and beyond. The world’s largest purpose-built facility for the Airbus A380, Concourse A is connected to Terminal 3 by an airport train and has the capacity to serve 18 million passengers annually.