24-May-2011 11:20 AM

Dubai to open passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport

Dubai is planning to open a passenger terminal capable of handling 80 million passengers a year at Al Maktoum International Airport by 2020 (The National, 24-May-2011). The terminal could mark the beginning of a migration of more than 130 carriers that currently serve Dubai International Airport in Deira. Dubai World Central, the developer, could spend several years planning the project before proceeding with construction. The airport entered service in 2010 with cargo services. Business aviation and commercial passenger services will commence operations near the end of 2011.