250 million people – and more to come……
Thought for the day…” Tough times never last, but tough people do”.
I have been reading about the plans for the expansion of the second airport in Dubai, called Dubai World Centre. Costing some USD 32 BILLION, the airport hopes to handle some 250 MILLION passengers a year, including up to 50 A380 aircraft at once. That cost, USD 32 billion is equivalent to about 3 times the total government debt of Bolivia Each of the terminals will be 2.8 km/1.7 miles long and will have 100 gates (so a total of 400 gates). If you have transitted the current Dubai (DXB) airport then you will know what a huge affair that airport is, but now with a second airport (Dubai World Centre) under way, huge takes on a new meaning. But what sort of travel ‘experience’ will that offer if you are one of just 250 MILLION passengers using the airport? I can imagine the queues, the wait for baggage and the sheer amount of walking that will be involved.
A smiling local in Samoa prepares fish for the photo today…..
and another photo from the archives..an Ethiopian woman….
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