Dubai not to open new airport terminal in March

Wednesday, 8 December 2010 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Dubai Airports said on Tuesday it may not open a new passenger terminal as previously planned in March, as part of its bid to expand capacity at its old airport to 90 million passengers by 2018.

‘We are currently reviewing the master plan for the new airport,’ the CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffith, told reporters.

‘With everything going on time and according to schedule, we are reviewing the opening date for the new terminal and we may push it a little just to get everything right,’ he said.

But the opening would still take place before the end of 2011. ‘We are talking just months ... It looks though that it is going to be later in the year,’ Griffith said.

Griffith also unveiled plans to expand the capacity of Dubai International Airport to 90 million passengers a year by 2018, from 60 million at present.