World’s largest VIP airport terminal opens in Dubai

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The world’s largest VIP terminal was officially opened at Al Maktoum International at Dubai South on Monday.

The VIP terminal is located next to Al Maktoum International Airport and currently hosts three fixed-base operators including Falcon Aviation, Jetex and Jet Aviation.

The 5,600-square metre standalone facility is intended to exclusively cater to private, business and government VIP travellers.

Inaugurated by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, the 5,600-square metre standalone facility is intended to exclusively cater to private, business and government VIP travellers.

Since the first private jet flight took off in April, the terminal has witnessed 1,000 flight movements to date, according to state news agency WAM. The number is expected to increase to 4,000 movements next year.

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Dubai Aviation City is the zone encompassing Al Maktoum International, and a number of new specialised free zones, focusing on logistics, aviation and cargo.

The terminal is part of Al Maktoum International, the planned largest airport in the world, which will involve the construction of five runways and increase in capacity to handle 160 million passengers a year once complete.

- Published on 20 December 2016

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