Airline Emirates will move its European routes from Dubai International Airport’s new Terminal Three as part of a phased opening due to begin in October.
The Dubai-based carrier has opted to phase the switchover to ensure that passengers have as little disruption to their flights as possible.
Emirates’ first scheduled moves to the new terminal will begin on October 14th with the 40 daily flights to the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries and the Americas the first to move, which make up 15 per cent of the carrier’s total schedule.
The 168 daily flights to European destinations will be moved once the first phase has been successfully completed.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of the airline, said: "Emirates is effectively throwing open the doors of its new home, inviting cherished customers to enjoy the spacious luxury and state-of-the-art facilities; relax in the soothing ambience; and travel globally with family and friends in total comfort."