Fourteen airlines to use DWC while Dubai International Airport runways are closed



Fourteen airlines have reserved slots for flights at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) while major runway upgrade work is carried out at Dubai International Airport.

The upgrade work, which is designed to improve safety, service and capacity levels, will begin on May 1 and is set to last for 80 days.

Of the 14 airlines which have applied for slots at DWC, flydubai, PAL Express, Jet Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Yemenia Airlines, Equatorial Congo Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Ural Airlines are relocating from Dubai International. All Emirates Airline flights will continue to operate out of Dubai International.

The number of flights at Dubai International will be reduced by 26 per cent while the refurbishment of the runways is carried out. More info