Al Maktoum International Airport – The Airport of the Future
Al Maktoum International Airport
Built adjacent to the fast growing areas of New Dubai, Al Maktoum International Airport is opened catering to the cargo operation in 2010. Later during year 2013, the inauguration of passenger terminal has done. The airport acts as the world’s biggest global gateway for passenger as well as cargo traffic. With a capacity for more than 160 million passengers annually, Al Maktoum International Airport at the Dubai World Central is gaining much significance in Dubai’s aviation sector. It also serves as the logistics hub of Dubai handling 12 million tons of freight per year.
It is rightly referred to as the airport of the future and is expected to grow far than Dubai International Airport by catering to 160 million passengers a year. The Airport is the largest component of Dubai World Central Project and includes three terminals with two luxury facilities.
The airport attracts greater focus since it forms part of the majestic Dubai World Central project, a multi phased development for six clustered zones such as Commercial City, Aviation City, Dubai Logistics City, Dubai World Central Enterprise Park, Dubai Residential City and Golf City. Al Maktoum International Airport is connected to Dubai International Airport, a dedicated Dubai World Central light railway and Dubai Metro.
Previously, Al Maktoum International Airport is named as Jebel Ali International Airport. Later the name has been changed to Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the erstwhile ruler of Dubai. The Dubai international Airport is only 40 kilometers away from Al Maktoum International Airport.
Being Dubai’s second largest airport and moving toward the leading position, it has three passenger terminals, hotels, shopping malls, and luxury facilities for the Emirates Group, carriers and low cost carriers. You can find support maintenance services and the Emirate holds great expectation in bringing in a rise in the air passenger traffic in the South Asia, Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, Greater Middle East, Australia and Africa.