|Quoting Fly-K (Thread starter):|
opening in late 2007
|Quoting Scbriml (Reply 2):|
This I find a little hard to believe. Has any work already started? I know Dubai is a place like no other, but to have an international airport up and running from scratch in 18 months seems somewhat extraordinary.
|Quoting Ari (Reply 14):|
Do Etihad only operate out of Abu Dhabi?!
If they expand large enough could they not accomodate spaces at either DXB or the new Jebel Ali?!
|Quoting IcelandairMSP (Reply 11):|
Besides, with so much desert of almost no value to build on and a (very sadly underpaid and exploited) cheap labor force, projects like this don't cost what they would in the UK or US. Environmental Impact Studies are non-existant, land acquisition is already in the hands of the Emirate, and other huge obstacles like noise barriers and community/regional input that add years to major planning processes also markdown development costs and get projects moving forward in little time at all.
|Quoting Metti (Reply 13):|
have you red a statement somewhere that EK are going to move to Jebel Ali?
Dubai World Central International Airport:
This new facility will be 10 times the size of the current Dubai International Airport and Dubai Cargo Village combined. Its passenger capacity of over 120 million passengers a year can be judged in context alongside the world’s busiest airport Atlanta which in 2004, for which the latest figures are available, handled 83.5 million passengers.
The airport will have six parallel runways all of 4.5 kilometres in length and separated by a minimum of 800 metres and a 92 metre high control tower – the highest in the Middle East – the ’flower concept’ icon design of which will create an aviation landmark for the region. The control tower will be fully equipped with the latest in avionics and navigational aids. Control tower construction will begin in October this year.
There will be two luxurious terminals - the first dedicated to the services of airlines within the Emirates Group, the second catering to other regional and international carriers. A third, highly functional terminal is earmarked for low cost charter airlines. Dedicated facilities are earmarked for executive jet operators.
The airport will also boast hotels and shopping malls, support facilities and state-of-the-art maintenance facilities which will create a regional maintenance hub capable of A, B and C checks on all aircraft, including the A380.
JXB will be linked to the existing, award-winning Dubai International Airport (DXB) via an express rail system and ultimately will be serviced by the Dubai Light Railway Network (Dubai Metro). Some 100,000 car parking spaces will be available for airport parking and car rental services.
|Quoting Nikeshashar (Reply 20):|
you do know that 90% of all business generated in the Emirate of Dubai is NON-Oil related. Thats from the WTO Report.