Dubai World Central’s passenger terminal was completed in 2012 and will open its doors to passenger airline services Oct. 27.
Saudi Arabian carrier Nasair plans 50X-weekly flights between Dubai and a number of Saudi cities. The carrier flies 21 Airbus A320s and Embraer E-190s.
Wizz Air will offer A320 service from Dubai to Central and Eastern Europe.
Dubai World Central, Dubai’s second airport, offers an A380-capable runway, 64 remote aircraft stands and has an annual passenger capacity of 7 million.
“The introduction of passenger services from Dubai World Central is the first step in the long-term development of the airport and will provide an attractive alternative to travelers. We are equally thrilled to welcome our launch airlines Wizz Air and Nasair. We look forward to announcing additional airlines and services in the months to come,” Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said.
Dubai World Central has been a dedicated cargo airport since mid-2010, serving 36 scheduled and charter airlines handling 219,092 tonnes of freight and 16,317 aircraft movements last year.