Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, has reviewed the progress of the renovation of the north runway at DXB.
The North Runway Rehabilitation project started on May 9, with the reopening set for Wednesday, June 22.
Work has included the resurfacing of the entire 4.5 kilometres of the main runway, and the various taxiways, as well as enhancing associated infrastructure. The upgrade employed over 400 engineers and field experts, as well as a workforce of 3,800 labourers.
During the site visit, Sheikh Ahmed was briefed on the efforts being made by various multinational teams - spearheaded by UAE national expertise from Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), the organisation responsible for the master planning, design, infrastructure development and construction of Dubai’s aviation sector - to ensure the project is completed within the set timeframe.
With an extremely tight schedule of just 45 days to complete, the North Runway Rehabilitation project is on schedule.
Sheikh Ahmed praised the exceptional efforts of the teams, and said, "The....project is a remarkable step in our efforts to facilitate and cater for the continuous growth of passengers and support the evolution of the air transport industry in the emirate. Dubai constantly seeks to ensure the resilience of its airport infrastructure and enhance the services provided to all passengers through deploying the latest state-of-the-art technologies."
He added, "The general forecast for 2022 remains positive with projections for annual traffic flow now estimated to reach 58.3 million passengers, exceeding initial forecasts by a significant margin."