The incomplete new airport Dubai World Central, also called Al-Maktoum international airport, has opened for passenger traffic.
It has been open for air cargo traffic since 2010.
Once completed, the facility will be able to handle more than 160 million passengers per year.
The new passenger terminal offers full retail as well as food and beverage amenities. It is serviced by one A380-capable runway, 64 remote aircraft stands and has initial capacity for seven million passengers per year.
Dubai Airports has confirmed initial operations with three airlines. Wizz Air, which provides low-cost air transport across 30 countries with 16 bases across Europe, will provide non-stop services linking DWC to Central and Eastern Europe together with Jazeera Airways and Gulf Air in December.
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