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The newly completed Al Maktoum International airport that will be officially inaugurated on Oct.27, will be a great boost to UAE's economic growth. The new airport at Jebel Ali has the capacity to handle 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo per year and consists of five runways.
With May being the sixth consecutive month the airport has recorded passenger numbers exceeding 5 million, the year to date traffic is up 16.8 per cent to 27,124,195 compared to 23,216,893 during the first five months of 2012, said a traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports on Wednesday.
The runways at Dubai International Airport will be subject to closures over a period of almost three months next year, with flights being disrupted to allow essential engineering works, the airport's management confirmed today.
Dubai World Central, the emirate's second airport, is to open for passenger flights from October 26 with two carriers operating, following repeated delays, Dubai Airports said Wednesday. Dubai World Central, launched at the height of Dubai's rapid economic growth, is touted to become the world's largest airport when completed, with an annual capacity of 160 million passenger.
Dubai International passenger numbers jumped 11.4 per cent in February over the same period last year as 5.08 million customers passed through the facility, according to the monthly traffic report released by airport operator, Dubai Airports on Tuesday. Year to date passenger numbers increased 13 per cent to 10.6 million from 9.4 million recorded during the same period last year, the airport body said in a statement.
More than 12,000 incidents of lost items were reported by taxi passengers last year. Even though the number was less than half compared to those in 2010, the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) and Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has taken an initiative to bring it down even further.
While officials are vigilant about illegal taxicabs, there are also instances were residents are wrongly fined. But the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revokes the fines if it is proven that a motorist was erroneously sanctioned. Recently, a Dubai resident was wrongly fined Dh5,000 for allegedly running an illegal cab service after RTA inspectors misunderstood him. The fine was waived off later.
With their eyes set on tapping the huge business prospects offered by the multi-million dollar expansions of airports in the Middle East region in general and GCC states in particular, the world’s leading aviation companies have made a significant presence at the 12th edition of the Airport Show which was opened on Tuesday Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Chairman of Dubai Airports.
Abdul Mohsin Younes, CEO of RTA Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector said: “The RTA Strategic Planning Department studied the impact of the metro stations on the surrounding lands and properties in coordination with the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Agency, or RERA, which provided the data about the rates of lands and properties in areas close or far from the metro stations.”