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Dubai World Central to commence passenger operations in Oct-2013

3-Apr-2013 4:46 PM

UAE's Dubai Airports announced (03-Apr-2013) Dubai World Central plans to commence passenger operations on 27-Oct-2013 with NAS Air and Wizz Air services. The airport's passenger terminal has capacity for 7 million passengers p/a and will undergo a full testing and trial programme before opening. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said, "The introduction of passenger services from Dubai World Central is the first step in the long term development of the airport and will provide an attractive alternative to travellers. We are equally thrilled to welcome our launch airlines Wizz Air and nasair. We look forward to announcing additional airlines and services in the months to come." Dubai World Central opened for cargo services in Jun-2010 and general aviation in Apr-2011. When complete, the airport will feature five runways and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo p/a. [more - original PR]