Dubai’s Al Maktoum Soon to be Business Aviation Hub

According to reports, Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA) is set to become the emirate’s main business aviation hub from 2013 in a bid to reduce congestion at Dubai International Airport, officials announced at a press conference.

“I am proud to announce the commencement of business aviation operations from DWC (Dubai World Central) starting early 2013,” Rashed Bu Qara’a, chief operating officer at Dubai Aviation City Corporation, told reporters.

“This is part of the long-term migration strategy of shifting general aviation from Dubai International Airport to Al Maktoum International Airport. During this initial phase, we will utilise the VIP terminal within the passenger terminal. Shortly thereafter, we expect the first business aviation operations to commence out of DWC’s Aviation District in mid 2013,” he added.

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