Dubai Airports officially opened Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International for cargo operations in phase one of the airport's development. Inaugural 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 Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said. "Dubai International currently has capacity for 2.5 million tonnes of cargo while volumes are expected to ...

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