The much-awaited new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) opened its doors for business. The airport witnessed an official inauguration followed by the first commercial flight.
A large delegation of local dignitaries and aviation officials toured the facility following the unveiling of a commemorative display and welcomed arrival of the first commercial flight – Wizz Air flight W6 2497 arriving from Budapest. The other airlines that also presented their aircraft and will soon commence services are Gulf Air and Jazeera Airlines.
“Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central will play a vital role in future development of Dubai as a centre for trade, commerce, transport and logistics and tourism,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Airports. “The opening of this facility signals the historic beginning of a long-term plan to build the largest airport in the world. This airport will be able to accommodate tremendous passenger growth and contribute to continued economic and social development of Dubai.”
The new passenger terminal offers retails space as well as food and beverage outlets. It is serviced by one A380 capable runway, 64 remote aircraft stands and has capacity for up to seven million passengers per year.