Posted on: 27 October 2013 by Mark Howells
The new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) has opened its doors for business following its official inauguration and the welcoming of the first commercial flight – Wizz Air W6 2497 from Budapest.
Also present were aircraft from Gulf Air and Jazeera Airlines, both of which will commence operations at DWC soon.
“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. I am impressed by the efficiency and convenience of this new terminal,” remarked 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 to accommodate the tremendous passenger growth and contribute to the continued economic and social development of Dubai.”
The new passenger terminal offers full retail as well as food and beverage amenities. It is serviced by one A380 capable runway, 64 remote aircraft stands and has capacity for up to 7 million passengers a year.
As mentioned, following Wizz Air into DWC will be Jazeera Airways, which will begin operations with two weekly flights from Kuwait on 31 October and then on 8 December Gulf Air is scheduled to start daily operations to Bahrain.