World's largest airport opens on June 27
Dubai, February 24, 2010
Al Maktoum International, the world’s largest airport and part of the $33 billion Dubai World Central development in Jebel Ali, will open on June 27 starting with freighter operations, said a report.
Dubai’s second airport, Al Maktoum will launch with freighter operations in four months time with passenger operations being introduced at a later date, the Emirates Business reported, citing a top aviation official.
The aviation body is in advanced talks with various international airlines to start operations from the airport, said Dubai Airport CEO Paul Griffiths.
'Several of them have expressed interest. We have put a proposition to them and we hope to be able to make some announcements shortly as to who the initial airline operators will be,” Griffiths was quoted as saying.
The official, however, declined to give an exact date as to when passenger operations would begin.