The restoration and improvement plan for the runways of Dubai International Airport which were closed on May 1 took 80 days to accomplish and is now going through qualification and certification by the General Civil Aviation Authority.
As the aircraft keeps on increasing quickly at the airport, upgrade works were initiated to accommodate the traffic. The project is concern about the restructuring of the total 4,000 meter long northern runway as well as the construction of additional taxi lanes and rapid exits on the southern runway and upgrading of runway lighting.
To make this project feasible, 11,000 airfield lighting luminaries, 1,750 new manholes, 8.3 kilometer drainage piping, 1,050 kilometer of cabling and the usage of 800,000 tonnes of aggregate were involved in the reconstruction process of the runways.
After finishing the refurbishment plan and opening of the northern runway, Dubai International airlines including flydubai return which momentarily managed chosen flights to Al Maktoum International Airport at the Dubai World Central (DWC). Whereas Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways, Qatar Airways and Wizz Air will fly from the second airport of Dubai therefore passengers are reminded to check which airport they will go during the shifting period.
A significant flow in the number of passengers is expected from July 21 caused by the opening of the northern runway together with the nearing Eid holidays.