Emirates airline to stay put at Dubai International Airport for the next decade

Dubai Airports is in the process of reviewing its mega plans for DWC

Emirates airline to stay put at Dubai International Airport for the next decade

Emirates is set to stay at Dubai International Airport for at least the next decade, according to its President, Sir Tim Clark.

Dubai Airports is currently in the process of reviewing its mega $36 billion plan of transforming Dubai World Central (DWC) into the biggest airport in the world which is designed to serve as many as 250 million passengers a year.

The airport launched its first passenger flights in 2013 and currently operates 11 passenger airlines with a long-term plan of becoming the “airport of the future”

According to Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates, the airline will continue to use Dubai International Airport (DXB) as its main hub for another ten years and he also said that transferring other airlines to existing facilities at DWC will give the chance for Emirates and flydubai the chance to expand at DXB.

At a briefing in London, Clark stated that he believes DXB could potentially have a capacity of 115 million passengers – up from 90 million in 2018 .

Responding to a query from Arabian Business, a spokesperson from Dubai Airports stated “Dubai Airports is currently reviewing its long term master plan to ensure infrastructure development takes full advantage of emerging technologies, responds to consumer trends and preferences and optimises investment to grow its already significant contributions to Dubai’s economy. The exact timelines and details of next steps are not as yet finalised”.

Emirates has also announced a global economy class flash sale and discounts on trips until the end of June next year – find out more here and get booking (the sale ends on Sunday September 15).
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