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Dubai World Central opens passenger terminal

28-Oct-2013 2:39 PM

UAE's Dubai World Central opened (27-Oct-2013) its passenger terminal on 27-Oct-2013. The first commercial passenger service at the airport was operated from Budapest by Wizz Air. The terminal features full retail and food and beverage amenities and the airport currently includes one A380-capable runway and 64 remote aircraft stands with capacity for seven million passengers p/a. Jazeera Airways plans to commence services to the airport on 31-Oct-2013 and Gulf Air plans to commence operations on 08-Dec-2013. Dubai Airports is in discussions with other carriers interested in commencing services at the airport. Dubai Civil Aviation Authority president and Dubai Airports chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum said, "Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central will play a vital role in the future development of Dubai as a centre for trade, commerce, transport and logistics and tourism...The opening of this facility signals the historic beginning of a long-term plan to build the largest airport in the world to accommodate the tremendous passenger growth and contribute to the continued economic and social development of Dubai." Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority commenced two bus services connecting the airport to the city on 27-Oct-2013. [more - original PR]