By Dominic Ellis gulfbusiness.com
Official reports have targeted a year-end launch but speaking exclusively to Business Traveller Middle East, Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “Whether it’s first, second or third quarter, it’s not my call but I think it’s going to happen [before end 2013].”
Al Zaffin suggested that all private aviation traffic would have to leave Dubai International airport.
“By default we have to – the airport is really busy. The idea is to overflow all excess business, and any business which is not essential, to Dubai World Central. Rather than have a private jet that has six people in it, taking up an aircraft movement, we’d rather have an A380 that has several hundred in it.” More info