New airport could be used for Expo visitors


By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter

Dubai: The opening of Dubai’s second airport next month in Dubai World Central (DWC) will provide extra capacity to Expo-visitors in 2020 if the emirate is successful in its bid, Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports said.

The location of Dubai’s site for its Expo 2020 bid is located in DWC near to the new airport.

Griffiths said that the new airport would give Dubai visitors an alternative to Dubai International, which is running low of passenger space.

If Dubai is successful in its bid it is expected that Expo 2020 will attract 25 million visitors to the emirate. More info