Posted by Neil King
Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the completion of all engineering and construction works at the entry and exit points of Al Maktoum International Airport following its official opening.
In a statement, the RTA said the work had involved the construction of several roads and diversions "in order to ensure fast and direct access to the airport without impacting the flow of traffic on Emirates Road and Bypass Road."
The announcement came after Al Maktoum International was opened for cargo operations yesterday (June 27th), welcoming inaugural flights operated by Rus Aviation, Skyline and Aerospace Consortium.
Phase one of the airport incorporates one A380-capable runway, 64 remote stands, one cargo terminal and a passenger terminal building designed to accommodate five million passengers per year.
Speaking at the opening, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, said: "Phase one is the first step in a long infrastructure development project that over time will see our new airport transformed into the world's largest global gateway and a multi-modal logistics hub that plays an increasingly integral role in the ongoing economic and social development of Dubai."