The 45-day runway closure in 2019 at Dubai International Airport’s (DXB) of southern runway (12R-30L) will significantly disrupt operations for Emirates Airline and flydubai, Emirates president Tim Clark told ATW on the sidelines of this week’s IATA Aviation Day in Mauritius. DXB handles more than 1,100 aircraft movements per day and the 45-day runway closure is estimated to cause a 43% reduction in capacity. All carriers will be affected by this closure, but Clark said ...

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