Dubai’s main airport to shut one runway for 45-day; flights to move to DWC

As part of renovation works, the world’s busiest airport- Dubai main airport which has been dedicated to international travels will close one of its runways for a 45-day period from May 9 to June 22, the airport authorities said. The closure will lead to a reduction in flight before the traditional start of summer.

The shutdown has been planned in the northern part of the airport, where the authorities focus the maintenance work to foster a more efficient working environment. The shut down of the runway has been decided as part of a project to upgrade the airfield to ensure “safety and efficient operations”. 

During this period, some flights will be redirected to the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport, the authorities added. Some carriers will redirect flights to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central. Also, the authorities have already given information regarding the same to some of the airlines and they then decided to postpone the fly in that maintenance planned runways.

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In Dubai, the last renovation conducted was in 2014 and after that, this is the first runway renovation and maintenance taking place. Moreover, the operator has also advised passengers to check with their airlines about the airport and/or terminal of arrival/departure ahead of their journeys. 

As the DXB is a dual runway operation, the hub will continue to operate throughout this period. DXB is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It is also the nineteenth-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, and along with this, it is one of the busiest cargo airports in the world.