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Al Maktoum Airport opens for cargo

June 22 - Dubai World Central Al Maktoum Airport opened for cargo yesterday with the first Emirates Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft arriving from Hong Kong. The  airport is the largest in the world and will officially open its first phase of cargo operations on June 27  while passenger operations  will begin next year.


The airport has been designed to accommodate more than 12 million tons of cargo and 160 million passengers annually, and will consist of a single A380 compatible runway, a cargo terminal building and a road link to Jebel Ali port.

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