First steps for Dubai

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Construction of the first runway of Dubai World Central International Airport (JXB) is on target for completion in October 2007.

“Over 70 per cent of JXB’s first four and a half kilometre CAT III runway is complete with the target month for completion set for October 2007,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Aviation Corporation – Dubai World Central, Government of Dubai.

“This first runway – of a final six – will enable JXB to commence operations in mid-2008 as the world’s largest passenger and freighter airport and cargo hub.”

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