Posted on 26 February 2011 in AirportsAl Maktoum International Airport has officially opened for general aviation operations, Dubai Airports said in a statement yesterday.
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) granted regulatory approval following a review of safety, security and standard operational procedures at the Jebel Ali airport.
The a $33 billion (Dh121.19 billion) aerotropolis, will be the world's largest urban development project upon completion. It consists of Al Maktoum International Airport, a logistics city, an aviation services city and numerous residential and commercial projects.
Although the airport now has its licence it is unlikely that passenger services will operate from there until the end of the year. Some cargo operators have made flights from there and business aviation operators are also looking closely at the new airport.