Many flights will be affected during the Dubai Airport 45 day runway shut down this year.
Delayed, Rescheduled or Cancelled
Scope of work
- 60,000 tonnes of asphalt
- 8,000 cubic metres of concrete
- 800 km of primary cables
- 5,500 runway lights
Who will be affected during the shut down?
What attempts are being made to limit the disruption?
How will this affect Emirates Airlines?
Emirates Airline has announced that it is planning to reduce the number of flights operating out of DXB by up to 28 percent. Back in 2014 DXB functioned with a single runway for eight days because of essential upgrades and repair work on Souther and Northern runways. An estimated $467 mn revenue was written off by the Emirates Group, according to its financial reports.
What’s happening at the New Airport DWC?
Dubai’s second airport, Known as DWC or Al Maktoum International, is positioned about 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of DXB International. This new airport also known as Dubai World Central (DWC) will be an available to handle affected scheduled air traffic as well as private charter, cargo charters, ambulance charters and general aviation operations.
DWC (Al- Maktoum International) is currently being expanded to increase its capacity from 5-7 million per annum to 26 million passengers per annum. The new airport future planned capacity will make it larger than Dubai International.