Giant airport date unchanged: Dubai Airports
Phase one of Al Maktoum International will open in June 2010
Dubai Airports has claimed the opening date of Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central is no different from the latest date slated in February 2009.
Recent media reports stated that Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central would be ready by June 2010 but a spokesperson from Dubai Airports said that this was the completion date for the first phase of the project and that it had not altered from the original announcement made earlier in the year.
"The first phase of Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central is expected to be complete by mid-2010, but this has been the case since the announcement made by us in February 2009," a Dubai Airports spokesperson told Aviation Business.
A completion date for the entire Dubai World Central complex has not yet been announced.
In other news, the spokesperson did confirm that Concourse 3 at Dubai International Airport is on track to be completed by June 2010, despite a consortium led by Al Habtoor Leighton withdrew from the project, saying the partners could not agree on contract terms.
Al Jaber Engineering and Contracting has been awarded the contract instead.