Jazeera flights to Al Maktoum from Oct 31
Kuwait, October 1, 2013
Jazeera Airways today announced that it will start serving the new Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) with two weekly flights starting October 31.
The new airport is scheduled to open this month. The airport is close to Dubai’s resort city of Jumeirah that is known for its five star resorts, hotels, malls and recreational activities.
The new route to DWC complements Jazeera Airways’ current operation between Kuwait and Dubai International, which will remain unchanged at an average 25 flights per week, a statement said.
The new flights will be on Thursdays and Saturdays.
The airport is directly accessed through three primary trans-emirate road networks, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road. Access is also provided by public transport services including buses, taxis and the Metro rail network that extends to the Ibn Battuta shopping mall nearby. DWC is at close proximity to the Jumeirah Village, International Media Production Zone, Sports City, Motor City and the Arabian Ranches, it said.
Jazeera Airways vice president of ground operations and product, Ali Fairooz, said: “This is great news for all our Dubai weekend travellers. The new airport offers an easy and seamless airport experience. Our customers now have the choice between flying to Dubai International, located in the heart of Dubai, and to Al Maktoum International, located an arm’s length from Dubai’s resort city of Jumeirah.”
In its August 2013 operational performance report, Jazeera Airways announced a 55 per cent increase in passengers between Kuwait and Dubai, compared to August 2012. Dubai is the leading destination for travellers from Kuwait, attracting high traffic of business, weekend and same-day business travellers and shoppers, the airline said.
Al Maktoum International is a key component of Dubai Airports’ long-term expansion plan. The airport will start receiving passengers in October with an immediate capacity to handle seven million passengers annually. Upon completion, Al Maktoum International will become the world’s largest airport with five runways and an ultimate capacity of 160 million passengers and 12 million tons of cargo per annum. – TradeArabia News Service