There has been a call to action from the Middle East Business Aviation Association chairman, Mr Ali Al Naqbi for business aviation operators to move their business operations to Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) from Dubai International (DXB). The move will help to ease slot shortages and timing restrictions at the busy DXB. The situation is likely to worsen in May 2014, when a runway improvement is planned and is expected to take three months.
According to Mr Al Naqbi, “When the runways close in May, they will not allow any business aviation flights at DXB.”
He commented that there are four FBO’s running from DWC and claims that the facilities for business aviators are better in terms of being able to ‘fly on demand’.