Dubai's Al Maktoum expansion 'be to completed by Q1 2022'


By Staff

The expansion of Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport – to make it the world’s biggest – will be completed by the first quarter of 2022, according to a senior official.

Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), said the expansion will increase the airport’s annual passenger capacity from the current five million passengers to 130 million.

In comments published in the July edition of Via Dubai, the official newsletter of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), he said: “Our current aim for Al Maktoum International Airport is twofold – to attract more airlines to operate from the airport and ease passenger traffic at DXB until such time that Phase 1 of the new airport is ready.

“In that context, AMIA is currently undergoing an expansionary phase that will see its annual passenger handling capacity rise from the current five million to seven million by early 2016,” he said.

Last September, it was announced that Dubai is to spend $32 billion expanding Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), making it the world’s largest airport. More info