Dubai set to issue tender for Maktoum Airport expansion this month

Sheikh Ahmed says Dubai's Civil Aviation Authority is poised to issue tender for major expansion project
Dubai set to issue tender for Maktoum Airport expansion this month
A tender to expand Dubais Al Maktoum Airport will be issued this month.
By Neha Bhatia
Tue 10 May 2016 01:47 PM

Dubai's Civil Aviation Authority will issue a tender later this month for the expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), according to its president.

Sheikh Ahmed, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Group, confirmed the expansion tender will be issued this month.

"The first tender [for the 120 million passengers] should be [awarded] on the 28th of this month," he told reporters at the Airport Show exhibition in Dubai.

However, Sheikh Ahmed did not reveal the contents of the tender.

Capacity at Al Maktoum from level of 5 million passengers a year to 25 million by the end of 2017, during which time FlyDubai will increase its operations before eventually relocating to DWC.

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