By Staff www.khaleejtimes.com
One of Dubai International Airport’s two runways will close for renovation for 80 days from today. The base carriers at the airport — Emirates Airline and flydubai — are bearing 52.8 per cent of the total required reduction, while the restriction of freighters and charter operators, along with other scheduled passenger airlines will make up for the rest of the reduction.
Airlines flying to Dubai have already started communicating schedule changes required by the runway refurbishment programme, with some airlines electing to move their flights to Al Maktoum International for 80 days. More than 600 flights (arrivals and departures) per week will be operating from the airport. Several airlines flying in and out of Dubai Airport have been routed to other local airports and passengers have been advised to strictly adhere to check-in timings, and other formalities.
Dubai Airports has built in flexibility into the flight schedule over the next 80 days to ensure that no delays occur in cases of poor weather conditions and other unforeseen factors.
To safeguard service levels and optimise capacity while the work is taking place, scheduled passenger flights at Dubai International will be reduced and all freighter, charter and general aviation flights will be diverted to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC). More info