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Dubai is building the world’s largest airport

Dubai is building the world’s largest airport

The United Arab Emirates is building the world’s largest airport. The airport will be a full complement of Al Maktoum International Airport, also known as Dubai World Center (DWC). The American broadcaster CNN reported this information in a report.

The new airport is being built over a vast area about 20 miles southwest of Dubai city. The authorities said that the airport will be eco-friendly and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. In the future, it will be the busiest commercial airport in the world.

Al Maktoum International Airport was opened in June 2010. Then in 2013, the first passenger flight landed at the airport, which came from Budapest.

According to CNN’s report, Dubai has designed this airport to be one of the main centers of economy in the future. The airport is expected to handle more than 16 crore passengers every year. This number is 6.3 million more than America’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, the world’s busiest airport, and 10 million more than Dubai International.

The airport is managed by Dubai International Airport. Paul Griffiths, the chief executive officer of this airport, said that the expansion of Al Maktoum is being done keeping in mind the customer demand. Last year, the passenger capacity of this airport was 8.68 million. This year it is 8 crore 82 lakh and next year it will increase to 9 crore 38 lakh.

The authorities said that the construction of the airport will be completed by 2027. The construction cost is estimated at 100 billion US dollars.