The opening of a new airport to commercial passengers could boost the number of people taking flights to Dubai.

The opening of a new airport to commercial passengers could boost the number of people taking flights to Dubai.Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport opened to cargo carriers in June and was expected to be opened to passengers by March next year. However, this could be delayed by a few months as construction continues on the new terminal and runway.

Paul Griffiths, the chief executive officer of Dubai Airports, said: “We’re going to review the passenger-terminal capacity and state of construction in a couple of months’ time and we’ll be looking at a new date.

“We’re talking months. We’re not talking a huge amount of time.”

It is expected the government-funded airport project could eventually handle around 160 million travellers and Dubai’s largest airline, Emirates, is planning to move its operations from Dubai International Airport to Al Maktoum International Airport in the future.

The new airport is around ten times larger than Dubai International Airport.

Written by Ruth Norris.

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