The Al Maktoum International Airport or Dubai World Central (DWC) is on its way to becoming the worlds largest airport. The DWC development launched 2010 for cargo operations and 2013 for passengers. The airport is worth a whopping AED120 billion and is approximately 56 square kilometers. With ambitions of becoming the largest airport by 2050, it aims to welcome almost 255 million passengers annually.
Dubai South is Dubai’s largest single urban master development focusing on an aviation and logistics ecosystem that houses this Airport. The development tweeted “#DubaiSouth will be home to the world’s largest airport once complete, and a multi-modal transport infrastructure linking air, land, and sea. Along with the advantages of a business-friendly free zone, it will also provide a diverse range of residential options.”
The first phase of the project should be approaching completion by 2030. It will increase the airports passenger capacity to 130 million annually. The execution of the airport will provide a major boost in Dubai’s economy, as well as tremendously improve airport traffic. Dubai is expected to welcome almost 78 million passengers to use the airport this year, with a return to pre-pandemic levels in 2024.
The Al Maktoum International Airport is set to play an increasingly important role in the global aviation industry. It’s expected to provide significant economic and social benefits for Dubai and the wider region in the years to come.
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