Paul Griffiths

January 2, 2014 - 3:45am
The biennial Dubai Airshow made the move from Dubai International Airport to the new Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central last year. The new purpose-built facility offered plenty of static display space. The DWC site offers exactly the sort of benefts business aviation looks for: no slot restrictions, giving operators the freedom they need, and proximity to town.

The transfer of business aviation from Dubai International (DXB) to Dubai World Central (DWC) is picking up speed as business jet operators face a tightening squeeze at Dubai’s existing airport caused by dwindling slots and timing restrictions. Four charter operators have set up FBOs at DWC: Jet Aviation, Jetex, ExecuJet and DC Aviation-Al Futtaim. Dubai-based officials said 3,000 to 4,000 bizav aircraft movements would have to be transferred from DXB to DWC during the closure of DXB for runway rehabilitation, set to run for almost three months this year.

November 17, 2013 - 6:15pm

More than three years after completion of its five-million-passenger-capacity terminal at Dubai World Central (DWC), passenger operations at DWC’s Al Maktoum International Airport finally launched October 27 with the arrival of Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air, Bahrain’s Gulf Air and Kuwait’s Al Jazeera Airways.

December 12, 2012 - 4:30am
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group (center), today officially opened the fourth MEBA. To his left is Ali Al Naqbi, Founding Chairman of MEBAA; and behind him on his right is Khalifa Al Zaffin, Chairman of Dubai World Central.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, accompanied by dignitaries and government officials, inaugurated the first-ever airshow to take place at Dubai World Central by touring the new airport’s facilities yesterday.

 
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