New Dubai Airport To Open End-2013

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Source: news.airwise.com

Dubai’s new Al Maktoum Airport, which began cargo operations two years ago, expects to open its long-delayed passenger terminal by the end of 2013, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said on Tuesday.

Sheikh Ahmed is president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Airports.

“We will look to open passenger terminal by end of next year,” he told reporters. “Hopefully before the next Air Show in Dubai, we will open passenger terminal.”

The Al Maktoum airport, part of the Dubai World Central logistics complex, was originally due to open for passenger traffic in March last year.

The massive new airport is designed to handle 160 million passengers as Dubai attempts to take advantage of its central location between continents. More info

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