Al Maktoum Airport—which is part of the Dubai World Central complex—on Oct. 27 welcomed its first passenger flight, a Wizz Air service from Budapest. The low-cost carrier is one of three airlines which have signed up to use the airport, located 40 km (25 mi.) southwest of Dubai. The facility has been open for freight traffic since June 2010, and was licensed to begin passenger operations by the United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority on Sept. 17.


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