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Dubai airport's Southern Runway reopens after revamp

DUBAI, June 3, 2019

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has confirmed that its Southern runway has reopened after 45 days of maintenance work.

At 17:54 on May 30, the first aircraft - an Emirates Boeing 777 travelling from Seattle – touched down on the newly refurbished tarmac, marking the reopening and allowing DXB to return to full capacity.

During the runway refurbishment programme, more than 18,500 truckloads of concrete, asphalt, materials and personnel were transported to and from the airport. At peak times this saw more than 90 construction vehicles per hour entering and exiting the airport.

Scheduling experts optimised DXB’s one runway operation so there was only a 32 per cent reduction in flights for the period at DXB. Traffic at Dubai’s second airport, DWC, increased by nearly 700 per cent during the period and was applauded by customers and airlines for its speed, efficiency and convenience. - TradeArabia News Service


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