Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Pragmatism at DWC

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Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai will open its doors to passengers in October, when Saudi Arabia's Nas Air and eastern Europe-based Wizz Air begin low-cost operations. The gateway began accepting cargo flights back in June 2010, but the commencement of passenger services marks the most significant milestone to date on its path to becoming the world's largest airport.

The emirate's existing hub, Dubai International Airport (DXB), is undergoing a $7.8 billion expansion project of its own, lifting annual passenger capacity from 75 million today to 90 million by 2018. But Al Maktoum Airport, also known as Dubai World Central (DWC), will eventually dwarf its forbearer with capacity of 160 million passengers...