Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport, which will be the largest commercial airport in the world upon its completion, will begin cargo flights in two months, it has been announced.
Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman and managing director of Dubai World Central (DWC), told reporters at a preview event for the upcoming Dubai Airport Show that cargo airlines will be able to use the airport from June 25th, with passenger flights to follow, the Khaleej Times reported.
Al Maktoum International will be the centrepiece of DWC's Aviation City and when fully completed in 2015, will have six parallel runways, three passenger terminals and 16 cargo terminals.
This will make it ten times larger than Dubai International Airport and Dubai Cargo Village, the newspaper noted.
The Airport Show, which will be held from April 25th to 27th at the Dubai Airport Expo, is expected to welcome 54 buyers representing 24 airports from around the world.
A strong focus of the event will be on investor opportunities in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia - or the 'MENASA' region - which boasts the fastest growing airport industry in the world.