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Fernando Cima

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Quatro anos de atraso mas finalmente começou.

 

[http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/dubai-world-central-airport-opens-to-passengers-1.1247060]

 

Dubai: Dubai’s highly anticipated second airport, Al Maktoum International (DWC), opens to passenger traffic on Sunday – four years behind schedule.

The future aviation super hub was originally slated to open in mid-2009 but after failing to secure an operating license from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Dubai Airports pushed back the launch date. At the time Dubai Airports Chief Executive Officer Paul Griffiths said the 2009 date was “always an aspiration.”

Despite its set backs cargo services were launched at Al Maktoum International in June 2010 and since then Dubai Airports signed several deals with cargo operators, including SkyCargo and Air France-KLM, to shift operations to the new airport.

On Sunday – European-budget carrier Wizz Air will begin flights to Al Maktoum International with its outbound flight to Budapest. Wizz Air will fly four-times weekly from Al Maktoum to Budapest and Kiev, and three-ties weekly to Bucharest and Sofia.

A spokesperson for Wizz Air told Gulf News the airlines its “real” lost cost model will be the draw card for customers looking to fly its destinations in Central and Eastern Europe.

“Wizz Air offers a real low cost product and not a hybrid model with business class or high fares. Passengers can find everyday low fares between Dubai and the capital cities of Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania.”

While beginning October 31 Jazeera Airways will fly twice-weekly to Kuwait as well as maintaining its existing services from Dubai International.

“Dubai international is the main airport of Dubai and we’ll always operate there,” Marwan Boodai, Chairman of Jazeera Airways Group said in email.

Joining the two budget-carriers in December will be Bahraini full service airline Gulf Air, who announced on Wednesday it fly daily from Al Maktoum starting December 8 2013.

“The airport’s close proximity to the holiday, residential and business developments of Arabian Ranches, Dubai Marina, Dubai Media City and Palm Jumeirah, make it an attractive, alternative, time-saving travel proposition for passengers located in or travelling to these areas,” Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Maher Salman Al Musallam stated in a press release.

Dubai World Central is the site of one of Dubai’s largest future economic zones that will include residential, aviation, logistics clusters and to be built in excess of an estimated $32 billion.

“Al Maktoum airport is part of a larger push to develop Dubai as a major player in the trade, aviation, aerospace markets, in line with a broad economic shift,” Simon Elsegood, Senior Analyst (Middle East & Africa) at CAPA – Centre for Aviation said in an email.

John Strickland, Director of UK-based aviation advisory JLS Consultancy, said the Dubai government was protecting and ensuring their future in the development of Al Maktoum International and Dubai World Central as an economic hub.

“They’re demonstrating forward thinking,” he said.

Development at Al Maktoum International is presently slated for completion by 2020. By then the airport will have up to 4 passenger terminals with an annual passenger capacity of 160 million. But according to foreign media Griffiths hinted earlier this month that figure could stretch to 200 million.

On on Sunday ’s standings the airport has opened with an annual passenger capacity of 5 million and just one terminal.

Its anchor tenant, Emirates, is unlikely to touch down – at least permanently – until the next decade after investing in the new Terminal 3 at Dubai International (DXB).

But Dubai could be getting a jump start on its regional competitors, Abu Dhabi, Doha and to a stretch Istanbul with all three are set to unveil new airports in the coming years.

“This is the right moment to be building an airport city around a new airport to enhance prospects for origin and destination traffic”, David J Bentley, Principal at UK-based consultancy Big Pond Aviation.

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Nossa que aeroporto pequenino,nem mesmo finger tem,logo os árabes que sempre inovam,em especial em Dubai,e de se estranhar inaugurarem um aeroporto com 4 anos de atraso e entregar sem sequer uma ponte de embarque,com o calarão que faz os executivos não vão querer viajar de terno e gravata andando no calor da pista

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Nossa que aeroporto pequenino,nem mesmo finger tem,logo os árabes que sempre inovam,em especial em Dubai,e de se estranhar inaugurarem um aeroporto com 4 anos de atraso e entregar sem sequer uma ponte de embarque,com o calarão que faz os executivos não vão querer viajar de terno e gravata andando no calor da pista

 

isso é só o começo, leelatim.

 

o plano é fazer um mega hub com seis pistas, mega terminal de cargas, uma airport city gigantesca também... sente o drama:

 

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mais em: http://www.dwc.ae/project-details/

 

por ora, o que tem é isso aqui: https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=Dubai+-+Emiratos+%C3%81rabes+Unidos&data=!1m4!1m3!1d79818!2d55.159266!3d24.8844423!2m1!1e3!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x3e5f43496ad9c645%3A0xbde66e5084295162!3m8!1m3!1d31549231!2d-95.677068!3d37.0625!3m2!1i1680!2i929!4f13.1!4m2!3d25.271139!4d55.307485&fid=7

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Pode ser que mude e eu até acho que mudem um pouco o projeto, mas com certeza esse aeroporto vai ser o principal de Dubai daqui a alguns anos, visto que o atual não tem mais como ser expandido

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Nossa que aeroporto pequenino,nem mesmo finger tem,logo os árabes que sempre inovam,em especial em Dubai,e de se estranhar inaugurarem um aeroporto com 4 anos de atraso e entregar sem sequer uma ponte de embarque,com o calarão que faz os executivos não vão querer viajar de terno e gravata andando no calor da pista

 

Isto se resolve em um primeiro momento com ônibus com ar-condicionado. DOH por exemplo não tem nenhuma ponte de embarque.

 

 

Pode ser que mude e eu até acho que mudem um pouco o projeto, mas com certeza esse aeroporto vai ser o principal de Dubai daqui a alguns anos, visto que o atual não tem mais como ser expandido

 

Eu acho que a coisa caminha para DXB ser exclusivo da Emirates e todas as demais companhias passarem a operar de DWC. Para mim a EK nunca vai sair de DXB, não é só o novo terminal (concourse) é também a nova sede da empresa, o catering, o centro de treinamento, as residências dos tripulates, tudo fica ali perto. Fora o desafio de transferir centenas de vôos diários de uma vez só.

 

Em tempo a Qatar acaba de anunciar dois vôos diários para DWC.

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A proposito, alguém sabe a quantas anda o novo aeroporto do Qatar?

 

Já está totalmente pronto, mas, algumas horas antes da inauguração, cancelaram a abertura para a "revisão de assuntos relacionados à segurança que podem levar até seis meses". Mais ou menos o mesmo que aconteceu com o novo aeroporto de Berlim, que era pra ter aberto há quase um ano.

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isso é só o começo, leelatim.

 

o plano é fazer um mega hub com seis pistas, mega terminal de cargas, uma airport city gigantesca também... sente o drama:

 

Dubai_World_Central_Airport_2_Imresolt.j

 

mais em: http://www.dwc.ae/project-details/

 

por ora, o que tem é isso aqui: https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=Dubai+-+Emiratos+%C3%81rabes+Unidos&data=!1m4!1m3!1d79818!2d55.159266!3d24.8844423!2m1!1e3!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x3e5f43496ad9c645%3A0xbde66e5084295162!3m8!1m3!1d31549231!2d-95.677068!3d37.0625!3m2!1i1680!2i929!4f13.1!4m2!3d25.271139!4d55.307485&fid=7

Grato pelas complementacoes

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DWC hoje:

 

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O master plan definitivo:

 

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Expo 2020 win boosts airport investments
Investments in airport expansions in the Arabian Gulf’s aviation heartland is due for its biggest push after Dubai’s win to host the World Expo 2020 — the third biggest event after the Olympics and Fifa World Cup.

 

The airport sector is a top priority in infrastructure development planned in Dubai. The new Al Maktoum International Airport is a valuable addition to the aviation industry.

The emirate’s expansion in airport capacity and facilities will provide vast growth opportunities for the global aviation industry.

A significant portion of the government investments planned for infrastructure development in the emirate will be for the aviation industry with the airports sector being the top priority. The global aviation industry will benefit immensely with the opening of the floodgates of new investments in the run up to the event, which will attract 25 million tourists to the economically-vibrant region.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said: “We have a lot to accomplish and we have no excuse for any delays or poor performance. We have what it takes to achieve as we are blessed with rich resources, capabilities, expertise, positive energy, a thirst for knowledge, dedication and above all, the leadership’s unlimited support.”

Dubai is expected to invest more than $8 billion in new infrastructure to host Expo 2020. Total spending related to the Expo, including private sector projects, could reach $18.3 billion, HSBC estimated. As much as $43 billion in infrastructure projects would need to be developed in preparation for the event, Deutsche Bank estimated. Aviation has established itself as a vital contributor to the UAE’s economy, contributing more than Dh145 billion or 14.7 per cent to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates airline and Group, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Preparatory Committee, said: “The required costs would not be problematic as it makes sense and has a business case. The World Expo in Dubai would present opportunities and leave a lasting legacy, not only for Dubai and the UAE, but for the economy and the wider region.”

“This contribution is projected to grow further in the coming years and as such justifies the country’s huge investment in airports and airline networks. Aviation and logistics have had a major impact on other economic sectors such as tourism, hospitality, trade and finance, and activity in one spurs growth in the others,” he remarked.

Taking place from May 11-13 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Airport Show 2014 emerges as the first gateway for global airport industry players to showcase their portfolio of the latest and innovative products, services and solutions and to also get business-driven networking with regional decision-makers and key players.

Daniyal Qureshi, event director of the Airport Show, said: “The show offers aviation companies and regional airport authorities a win-win formula. Its going to the best B2B event for the industry to tap the boundless business opportunities over the next seven years leading up to Expo 2020. From a readiness point of view, the year 2020 is just around the corner.”

 

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/uaebusiness/2014/January/uaebusiness_January325.xml&section=uaebusiness

 

 

DUBAI WORLD CENTRAL MASTER PLAN UNVEILED

Business and government executives today got a first look at how Dubai World Central will look in six years.

Included in the master plan 3D model was the venue that will host Expo 2020.

The aerotropolis will include 8 districts, a business park and a mega residential development by Emaar that will be built surrounding a golf course.

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http://www.dubaieye1038.com/dubai-world-central-master-plan-unveiled/

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Há um embate entre DXB e DWC. A EK quer o primeiro como aeroporto principal de sua rede, com DWC como alternativo. Outra idéia é que um aeroporto seja para a Emirates e a outra para a FlyDubai, o que pessoalmente eu acho péssimo pois há um "acordo" de transferência entre as duas empresas.

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