By Elizabeth Broomhaal www.arabianbusiness.com
Dubai’s major airport project, the US$34bn Al Maktoum International Airport, is likely to begin full commercial passenger services from 2027, the CEO of Dubai Airports has said.
Part of the Dubai World Central (DWC) logistics complex, the new airport will replace Dubai International as the Middle East’s major aviation hub, and is scheduled to be the world’s largest airport by the time it opens.
“The original [plan] was to have some capacity online for 2017, we’ve pushed that back by about ten years… something around ,” Dubai Airports’ CEO Paul Griffiths told Arabian Business in an interview.
“The idea is to build a facility that’s large enough so that Emirates and other airlines could move, not necessarily at the same time, but within a fairly short timeframe.” More info