Airlines choose between DWC and Sharjah International


By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter

Dubai: Airlines have been spoilt for choices over where they will operate from during the Dubai International runway repair works that start in May. Some have chosen to test-drive Dubai’s newest airport, Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central, while others have opted to head to Sharjah International.

Malaysia Airlines, Royal Brunei and flydubai are some of the airlines which have confirmed operations from Al Maktoum International. Whereas Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Cebu Pacific will operate from Sharjah International.

Dubai Airports previously said that it is providing free landing for passenger airlines and free parking for up to six hours for airlines moving to Al Maktoum International during the 80-day period.

However, Sharjah International, which is roughly 20 kilometres from Dubai International, is proving more feasible for some airlines. More info