29.10.2013 - News

The new airport in Dubai took the first aircraft

In the state of Al Maktoum International Airport on October 27 landed the first passenger aircraft that operated by Wizz Air, flight from Budapest with 100 passengers on board.

The airport was opened in June 2010 with a single runway, but until yesterday used only for cargo aircraft.

While only six airlines – Condor, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways, Qatar Airways, Wizz Air and Wizz Air Ukraine – signed the contract for the use of the airport, but it is hoped that once the flow of passengers will increase to 160 million people a year , about two -thirds of them will travel . Airport , costing 32 million dollars, after completion will have five runways .

Busiest airport in the world currently is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, which received more than 95 million passengers in 2012. Behind him are Beijing Capital International (82 million), Heathrow (70 million) and Tokyo International Airport (67.8 million).

Another giant airport is being built near Istanbul. According to reports, this will be the airport with six runways , which will have capacity of 150 million passengers a year.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton