Dubai Airports officially opened Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International for cargo operations June 27 in Phase 1 of the airport's development. The emirate's new massive five-runway airport is slated to become operational for passenger flights in the 2011 first quarter. Inaugural cargo flights were operated by Rus Aviation, Skyline and Aerospace Consortium. "Although it is a long-term project, the need for a second airport in the near- to mid-term is clear," Dubai ...

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