Talk:Al Maktoum International Airport

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Hi, I found this airport on Google maps. Is this JXB, already under construction? Or is it something military? -- H005 13:57, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

That is not JXB, it is Minhad Airbase. Abc30 01:32, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Subjective comment?[edit]

Isn't the following a subjective comment?

"Hotels and shopping malls (include many, very expensive stores)"

It is one of the bullet points under the "Overview" heading in the article. Perhaps the part about the stores being very expensive should be rephrased or removed. -- Dancinginblood 17:31, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Change of name[edit]

According to the Dubai World Central website, the name of this airport is now the Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA) and no longer Dubai World Central International Airport —Preceding unsigned comment added by Unmuktgoel (talkcontribs) 06:51, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

I have moved the page. The name seems to be confirmed on flydubai's official website too. Greekboy (talk) 06:53, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Simultaneous runways[edit]

What´s the reason why it hasn´t been designed for six simultaneous runways? The flight routes separation (approach, leave)? 84.173.227.20 (talk) 23:13, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Contradition[edit]

FTA:

Dubai World Central will include:
(...)
  • Three passenger terminals including two luxury facilities; one dedicated to airlines of The Emirates Group, the second to other carriers, and the third dedicated to low cost carriers.
(...)
  • Al Maktoum International Airport will be used by foreign carriers only. Emirates operations (both passenger and cargo) will remain at Dubai International Airport.

Don't the above contradict each other? 86.56.43.62 (talk) 18:45, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

I think the main problem is that the project is so far from final completion, and there is very little information available about the operation. It is not known yet what will become of the old International airport, and thus you have rumors and speculation, and in this case, 2 contradicting sentences. Bottom line is that normally all information should be sourced. But this is not. Greekboy (talk) 20:00, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh, yes, it does contradict itself. I have put a tag regarding this contradiction. --Karljoos (talk) 02:52, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't see how it could possibly cost $82 billion.[edit]

Has that figure been researched? The average construction cost for an airport this size is around $15-25 billion. Kansai International Airport had a total cost of around $15 billion and they build an entire artificial island for it to be built on. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jacontes (talkcontribs) 22:24, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Independent evaluation?[edit]

Not to be the biased Westerner here, but have some of these proposed statistics (160 million passengers a year) been validated by third-party groups? I have trouble believing that a total like that would be reached, especially with Dubai International nearby. KBurchfiel (talk) 01:25, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Its a Dubai, where gluttony has no merits and no bounds. Half of the new built office towers are totally empty with no one renting or using the space for anything, other half are barely occupied and even than its more of an investment asset for greedy speculators.

This airport has little chance of ever being built according to its original plans, the fact that construction has halted and nothing was done to the airport since 2009 just illustrates my point, greed and extreme gluttony is what has driven this airport design and concept.

When you build house on sand ;)

Tone[edit]

"This would also make it the most expensive single project in the world, ever (with the possible exceptions of the Dubai Waterfront, The Palm Deira, and New Songdo Intelligent City)." [Note writer forgot to add 'dude' after 'ever', :^)].PB666 yap 16:22, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Differentiating Between DBX and DWC[edit]

I propose when differentiating between DBX and DWC:

DBX will be listed as "Dubai"

DWC will be listed as "Dubai-Maktoum"

Any thoughts? Shakbok (talk) 12:39, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

When the airport officially has passenger service (October 27, 2013, I believe are the first flights), then both airports in Dubai will need to be disambiguated (DXB as "Dubai-International" and DWC as "Dubai-World Central" as most airport articles where airlines will be starting to serve DWC). But for at the moment, DXB should remain at just "Dubai" until the flights commence. 68.119.73.36 (talk) 02:40, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
I concur with the above statements. There's nothing to disambiguate now, as there's still only one airport in operation.--Jetstreamer Talk 13:35, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
While I don't think it's necessary to change Dubai to Dubai-International just yet, I don't think it hurts either with the start of operations at DWC imminent. In other words, I wouldn't put in the effort to revert the change now, just to change it again later this month, since "Dubai-International" is currently a correct title. -- Hawaiian717 (talk) 19:39, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Please note that DWC is already in operation as a cargo airport, so disambiguation is necessary now at least in the cargo destination tables. Further, what name should be used for DWC: should we use "Dubai-World Central" or "Dubai-Al Maktoum"? The name "World Central" was the original project's name and it covers the whole logistic nature of the area and not just the airport, while "Al Maktoum" was adopted later after the airport was granted the DWC code. Hence, there's no significance for the "WC" in the code, as the official "Al Maktoum" name was adopted at a later stage. So I think that the name should be "Dubai-Al Maktoum". Imdashti (talk) 07:28, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes they should be listed as Dubai-International and Dubal-Al Maktoum. inspector (talk) 13:43, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

First scheduled passenger flight[edit]

DWC was opened for passenger traffic with the landing of Wizz Air flight W6 2497 BUD-DWC on 27OCT2013. http://gulfbusiness.com/2013/10/live-launch-of-passenger-flights-at-dubais-new-airport/#.Um3E-C-CvIW — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.249.200.167 (talk) 02:05, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

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