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May 29, 2024
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Dubai International Airport (DXB) will remain Dubai’s main point of entry for the next two decades, but things are moving. Literally. The announcements from both Emirates and flydubai that they will build new, huge maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities at Dubai World Central (DWC) could be perceived as the start of the eventual transition of many if not all aviation activities.

Emirates announced on Tuesday that it will invest $950 million in the first phase of new MRO facilities at DWC. The airport is also known as Al Maktoum International Airport, which is part of the Dubai South area Southeast of downtown Dubai. Flydubai announced a $190 million investment in another new MRO facility in the same area.

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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.