Emirates to delay move to Dubai's new airport


Source:  www.todayonline.com

DUBAI – Emirates, the largest Arab airline, may delay moving to the new international airport in Dubai until 2030, The National reported, citing the carrier’s president, Mr Tim Clark.

Emirates had originally planned to relocate to Al Maktoum International Airport between 2018 and 2020 and now expects to make the move between 2022 and 2030, the Abu Dhabi government-owned newspaper cited Mr Clark as saying.

Dubai’s current airport, Dubai International, received 40.9 million passengers last year and is being expanded to accommodate 75 million by 2012 and later to 90 million, according to Dubai Airports, the state-owned airport operator.

“We have refocused here” at Dubai International, the newspaper cited Mr Clark as saying. “With a certain amount of investment here, you can get a lot out of this airport.” Bloomberg