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In the Middle East region, estimated $100 billion investments are planned for airports expansion and new developments, including $40 billion in the GCC. According to IATA, the Middle East is expected to have the third fastest growth rate at 6.6 per cent until 2016, making it the second-fastest growing aviation market.
The stage is set for Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), which is going to start its quest to become the world’s busiest airport with the launch of commercial passenger operations today.
Emirates airline and flydubai are facing a reduction in services next summer due to runway repairs at Dubai International Airport. The northern and second runways at the world’s second busiest airport are scheduled to undergo maintenance repairs from May 1 to July 20.