Dubai must soon reach a verdict on how it plans to accommodate its two rapidly expanding government-backed airlines, the president of Emirates has told 7DAYS.
Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport is expected to open its passenger terminal early next year, according to Khalifa Al Zaffin, the executive chairman of Dubai World Central, or DWC. An investment of around Dh4 billion is expected to be made for Al Maktoum Airport and Dh26 billion for the expansion of Dubai International Airport by 2020, Al Zaffin told reporters on Sunday.
Flydubai will shift operations to Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali, according to Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline and Group.
The 2011 show will almost certainly be the last at Dubai airport. It is getting too big for the site and is to move to Al-Maktoum International Airport at Jebel Ali. The size of Chicago’s O’Hare and London Heathrow put together, making it the world’s fourth largest in area, the new airport opened for cargo flights last year.
“The project aims to enhance the capacity of DEWA’s power transmission grids to Al Maktoum International Airport. In that regard, 132 KV ground cables were extended at the length of 12 kilometres to join the 11/132 KV main transformation substation Jebel Ali,” he added.
Dubai is planning to open at Al Maktoum International Airport by 2020 a passenger terminal capable of handing 80 million passengers a year. The terminal in Jebel Ali could mark the beginning of a migration of more than 130 airlines that currently serve Dubai’s existing air hub, Dubai International Airport in Deira.
Al Maktoum International Airport, located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, is the largest greenfield airport project currently under construction in the world. By 2013, it is expected to handle more freight—up to 12 million tonnes per year—than any other cargo airport in the world.
After booking my 28 degree holiday to the United Arab Emirates panic hits, I need summer clothes and a tan! Personal shopper booked, spray tan booked – finally I’m prepped and ready to go. After a very relaxing flight in first class and feeling nice and refreshed after the six-hour journey, we arrived at Dubaiairport to be met by a warm welcome from the staff at the local tourism office.