More airlines to be announced for Al Maktoum International airport


By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter

Dubai: More airlines are expected to join the three launch carriers at Al Maktoum International before the end of 2013, a Dubai Airports executive has said.

Speaking to Gulf News at the opening of Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central Paul Griffiths, Dubai Airports Chief Executive Officer, said he was “convinced” there would be announcements on new airlines flying from the airport before the end of the year. “We are very close to signing some deals with more carriers,” he said.

Dubai’s newest airport and future super aviation hub opened on Sunday with the inaugural passenger flight operated by Hungarian based Wizz Air. Griffiths labelled the opening as a “historic moment” for Dubai and its aviation industry. More info, video