DXB Terminal 1
Reopening the terminal will enable the gradual return of 40 plus international carriers. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Dubai Airports will reopen Dubai International's Terminal 1 and Concourse D on June 24. The facilities were closed on March 25, 2020 following the partial suspension of operations at DXB as part of its COVID-19 response.

"This move signals our confidence that the outlook for the rest of the year and beyond is one of optimism, as well as being a clear indication of Dubai's intent to lead the aviation industry in its efforts to enable social and economic recovery of the world," said Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports.

"Dubai's aviation sector has been at the forefront of a global campaign to restore vital international air services with the opening of quarantine-free travel corridors between the UAE and multiple countries around the world," said Sheikh Ahmed.

DXB Concourse D
DXB Concourse D Image Credit: Supplied

The reopening of the facilities will enable the gradual return of 40 plus international carriers that are currently operating at Terminals 2 and 3 back to their home terminal at DXB. Dubai Airports has advised passengers to confirm their terminal of departure and arrival with their airline prior to coming to the airport as the transition will be managed in several stages, with the plan for the relocation to be completed by the end of June.

Opened in February 2016, the $1.2 billion Concourse D is linked to Terminal 1 by an airport train, and the combination of these two facilities provide world class service levels for an annual capacity of 18 million passengers.

The move is "an important step in preparing to accommodate the anticipated growth in travel demand in the coming weeks and months," said Dubai Airports.