Left: Al Maktoum International Airport
Peter Moore, development director (airport design), Dubai Airports, is returning to Passenger Terminal Conference, being held on March 10-12, 2015 in Paris, France, with a paper entitled ‘Dubai Airports: Strategic Plan 2050 at Al Maktoum International’ on Wednesday March 11, as part of the dedicated Design, Planning & Development – Middle East & Asia session.
Moore starred at last year’s event in Barcelona, where he presented a paper on Dubai’s A380 Concourse A – the world’s first dedicated A380 concourse, used exclusively by Emirates Airlines.
“Dubai International Airport has maintained its growth for the aviation sector in Dubai, and is nearing completion of the capacity enhancements (under SP2020) taking Dubai International Airports to a 100+m hub by 2020,” he explained. “Plans are underway to future-proof the continued growth with the launch of the SP2050 masterplan at Al Maktoum International Airport (AMI) at Dubai World Central. The masterplan at AMI integrates Dubai’s surface transportation masterplan while delivering phased and incremental airport capacity ahead of demand. Phase 1 is planned to provide a 130 million passenger facility with full airport facilities, with the passenger experience at the heart of the design evolution.”
As part of the same Design, Planning & Development – Middle East & Asia session, Moore will be joined by leading speakers representing airports from India, Japan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Israel and Sudan.
Some of the world’s leading design talent will also feature. For example, Kirsten Fordyce-Wheeler, vice-president, director of interiors, HOK and Mark Otsea, senior project manager, HOK, will jointly present a paper entitled ‘Creating an ideal destination hub airport passenger/guest experience’, which will draw on their combined experience of helping to design the new Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, which opened in the summer of 2014.
“Our presentation will focus on the passenger terminal building and its planning and design,” explained Fordyce-Wheeler. “The focus will be on the enhanced passenger experience for origin and destination passengers, as well as transfer passengers. The discussion will cover the (origin and destination) passenger experience, site location, departure experience from site approach road to plane, arrivals experience from plane to arrivals site road, transfer passenger experience, transfer security, short transfer/longer transfer, and passenger amenities.”
In total some 17 speakers will share their views as part of the dedicated Design, Planning & Development – Middle East & Asia session, which is one of the busiest at the conference. “We expect a session that is focused on some of the latest developments across the fastest growing airports in the world,” commented session chairman Satyaki Raghunath, principal, Infrastructure + Economic Development Ltd. “Enhanced levels of service and improved operational efficiency will be the themes that drive development at these airports and as always we are looking forward to a session that features some of the most exciting challenges while remaining at the forefront of the passenger experience.”
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