Dubai mega airport hit by further setback

Dubai-owned airline Emirates could put off its relocation to Al Maktoum International Airport by as long as 10 years, its president said in remarks published on Wednesday, in the latest setback for the much-delayed mega-airport.

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The emirate is spending $33 billion on Al Maktoum International on expectations its existing hub won’t be able to cope with surging demand.

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That’s not enough to cope with expected growth in trade and tourism, says Andrew Walsh, vice-president for cargo and logistics at Dubai World Central, which is building Al-Maktoum.