Dubai: The owner and manager of the world’s busiest international airport, Dubai International (DXB), Dubai Airports have updated that the Northern Runway Rehabilitation Program at DXB has moved past the halfway mark, in line with its plans to reopen the runway on 22nd June 2022.
1,000+ vehicles and 3,000 people are working on site at the Dubai International Airport since May 9th to complete the project on time.
The critical scope of work involves resurfacing the entire 4.5 KM long Northern runway, strengthening the wider runway strip, as well as reinforcing the paving on key taxiway entries and exits, and repairing drainage infrastructure.
Apart from replacing the aeronautical ground lighting, navigational aids and meteorological equipment, a navigation aids substation is also being relocated as part of the work as the Southern runway maintains operations at the world’s busiest international airport.
The Project’s most important goal was to timely rehabilitate the runway and its supporting systems to improve the safety, operational efficiency, and capacity at the Dubai International Airport. Once completed, the project will positively impact the airport’s overall travel experience for years to come.
DUBAI WORLD CENTRAL
While critical work is ongoing at DXB, Dubai World Central (DWC) has been handling 1,000+ flights from several international carriers, including flydubai, SpiceJet, Indigo, Gulf Air, Air India Express and Qatar Airways to ensure seamless traveler experience and customer service continuity during the 45-day maintenance period.
Dubai Airports has been periodically reminding all passengers to carefully check their flight information before setting out for their departure airport and try to plan some extra time to get to and through, the airport to avoid delays or other issues.