Dubai’s Al Mak­toum In­ter­na­tional (DWC) –

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The rst sched­uled pas­sen­ger ser­vices from Dubai’s Al Mak­toum In­ter­na­tional air­port will launch in Oc­to­ber, with Wiz­zair and Saudi car­rier Nas Air set to be­come the rst to use the air­port.

Dubai World Cen­tral Al Mak­toum In­ter­na­tional air­port launched cargo ser­vices in June 2010, and be­gin­ning Oc­to­ber 27 this year will wel­come its rst sched­uled pas­sen­ger ights.

Wiz­zair will of­fer four times-weekly ser­vices from the air­port to Bu­dapest and Kiev, as well as three times-weekly ights to Bucharest and So a, while Nas Air will op­er­ate around 50 ights per week to sev­eral des­ti­na­tions in Saudi Ara­bia.

Ac­cord­ing to Dubai World Cen­tral’s web­site, Phase I of the air­port is now com­plete, with an A380-com­pat­i­ble, 2.8-mile-long run­way ca­pa­ble of han­dling ights 24 hours a day, with 64 air­craft stands and a 710,000-square-foot, sin­gle-level pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nal. Once fully com­pleted the Mid­dle East’s new­est air­port will be ca­pa­ble of han­dling up to 160 mil­lion pas­sen­gers per year, with ve par­al­lel run­ways han­dling si­mul­ta­ne­ous land­ings or take offs.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit wiz­zair.com, ynas.com, dwc.ae.

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