Dubai airport to axe 26% flights during runway upgrade


By Staff

Dubai: A total of eight airlines have applied for slots at Al Maktoum International, the city’s second airport located at Dubai World Central (DWC), during the 80-day runway repairs at Dubai International.

These include flydubai, PAL Express, Jet Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Yemenia Airlines, Equatorial Congo Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Ural Airlines, according to Dubai Airports.

Once given the green light, this couild bring to 14 the number of airlines operating out of DWC.

There are currently six airlines — Wizz Air, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airlines, Qatar Airways, Eastern Horizon Airlines and Eastern SkyJets — which already operate from Dubai’s second international aviation gateway.


Dubai Airports announced on Sunday that the number of flights at Dubai International will be reduced by 26 per cent during the runway repairs, which will start on May 1.

The project, which aimed at boosting safety, service and capacity levels, includes the resurfacing of the 4,000-metre northern runway, the upgrading of the runway lighting and the building of more taxiways and rapid exits on the southern runway. More info