Dubai Airports warns GCC to invest in managing airspace or face worsening congestion


By Tom Arnold

There was a need for a single air traffic management system to oversee both civil and defence aviation, said the company’s chief executive Paul Griffiths.

He was speaking after overseeing the opening this week of the passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, destined to eventually become the world’s largest airport with an annual passenger capacity of 160 million.

“Just like we’re addressing air infrastructure development we will need to address the air space in tandem with that,” he said. “Otherwise we’ll end up with having plenty of space on the ground but nowhere for the aircraft to go as the space in the air will not be adequate to deal with them.” More info