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Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)

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Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali (IATA Airport Code DWC)

For latest flight information to Dubai, Dubai International Airport (DXB) telephone +971-4-2166666 or visit the Flight Information menu on the Dubai Airport website. All Emirates flights (EK) arrive at and depart from Terminal 3 (T3) at DXB. Most other flights to Dubai use Terminal 1 (T1), and the remainder use Terminal 2 (T2), including the Dubai budget airline FlyDubai.

In Aug 2015, the Dubai World Central area was renamed as Dubai South.

Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) passenger information

Information valid as of Oct 2014. Update Jan 2017, should still be valid (bus routes F55 and F55A unchanged).

Car park facilities at DWC

Update 01 Mar 2017: Dubai Airports website says free parking at DWC for up to 3 days, but if you phone and check (we did), they'll tell you free parking is for an unlimited duration, within reason - a week or two is fine, several months is not. But note that the parking area will change on 03 Mar 2017. Don't park your car there before 03 Mar 2017 if you plan to come back and collect it after that date.

Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) background

Al Maktoum International Airport official opening and Aerodrome Certificate
Al Maktoum International Airport expected opening date and first flights

Opening date for passenger terminal and flights is Sun 27 Oct 2013.

List of Al Maktoum Dubai World Central Airport passenger airlines at DWC
International airlines starting flights to and from DWC
  1. Gulf Air (airline code GF) - MoU signed with DWC to start daily flights from DWC to Bahrain from 08 Dec 2013, flight schedule not supplied although news reports said the flights would be in the evening. Gulf Air is the first full-service airline to start flights to DWC, and already operates 51 flights per week to DXB. News reports or press release 24 Oct 2013. Update 31 Oct 2013 - GF plans to offer additional flights. An anonymous spokesperson was reported as saying "We hope to be able to add a second daily morning flight to Al Maktoum International within three to six months of commencing our operations to the new airport" (Gulf News).
  2. Jazeera Airways - 2x weekly flights to Kuwait, start date 31 Oct 2013.
  3. nasair - flights start date 27 Oct 2013 (reported 03 Apr 2013). Destination details not supplied but reports said nasair planned to operate more than 50 flights per week between Dubai and cities in Saudi Arabia.
  4. Qatar Airways - 3x daily flights to Doha (DOH) [check].
  5. Wizz Air - flights start date 28 Oct 2013 (reported 03 Apr 2013). Destinations - Budapest (Hungary) 4x weekly, Bucharest (Romania) 3x weekly, Kiev (Ukraine) 4x weekly (suspended or never started), Sofia (Bulgaria) 3x weekly. Fares from AED 349 (US$95) one way (basic fare not including checked luggage, check-in fee, etc, etc).
Temporary relocations from DXB to DWC May to Jul 2014

While maintenance work carried out on DXB runway from 01 May to mid Jul 2014.

  1. Equatorial Congo Airlines
  2. Flydubai
  3. Jet Airways
  4. Malaysia Airlines - Kuala Lumpur to Dubai flights moving from DXB to DWC from 01 May to 20 Jul 2014 using an Airbus A330-300. Reported or announced 27 Dec 2013.
  5. PAL Express
  6. Royal Brunei Airlines
  7. Yemenia Airlines
  8. Ural Airlines
Emirates Airline
FlyDubai (Fly Dubai)
List of Al Maktoum Dubai World Central Airport freight and cargo airline operators

03 Apr 2012 - during 2012, 36 airlines operated cargo flights (scheduled and chartered) handling 219,092 tonnes of air freight on 16,317 aircraft movements (WAM press release).

  1. Aban Air
  2. ACI
  3. Aerospace Consortium
  4. Aviation Service Management
  5. Coyne Airways
  6. Emirates Airline
  7. EuroAsian Services
  8. Gatewick
  9. Ramjet
  10. Reem Style
  11. Rial Aviation
  12. Rus Aviation
  13. Skyline
  14. Sonic Jet
  15. SunGlobal
Emirates Airline cargo operations at DWC
Al Maktoum Dubai World Central Airport facilities
  Phase I Phase 2 Phase ? Completion
Runways 1     6 5
Remote stands 64      
Cargo terminals 1      
Cargo capacity (annual) 250,000 tonnes     12 million tonnes
Passenger terminals 1      
Passenger capacity (annual) 5 million (7 million)     160 million
Completion date (scheduled) Jun 2008 Mar 2011     2015
Completion date (probable)       2025
Completion date (actual) 2012?      
Al Maktoum Airport Cargo Gateway
Dubai World Central - 24 January 2007 update (from press release)
Dubai World Central Airport timeline and history
Last update Wednesday 01-Mar-2017. Page development 4L 5C.
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