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May 28, 2024
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The Dubai government is currently evaluating plans for a new airport at Al Maktoum Airport with a capacity of 130 to 150 million passengers. A decision could be forthcoming this year. The new airport will likely be different from the previous mega-airport planned at Dubai World Central, says CEO Paul Griffiths of Dubai Airports. Dubai getting close to new mega-airport decision.

The topic of the new airport was raised by Emirates President Sir Tim Clark during a media roundtable in Istanbul. As the plan is under evaluation by the government, he was unwilling to share any details of the size of the airport that will be located around the current DWC/Al Maktoum Airport in Dubai South. However, Clark admitted that Emirates has pushed for a revival of the plan.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.