Dubai - Al-Maktoum International Airport the largest in the world.

9:48 AM 10/29/2013

Al-Maktoum International Airport qhich is Dubai's second International airport and going to be the world's largest airport has started its passenger operations with the arrival of the Wizz Air plane from Budapest on Sunday.

Newly arrived passengers were warmly greeted with water cannon salute by the airport administration. The new airport lies around 50 Km south of the Dubai International airport. The new air port is up to now was used to air cargo only from June 2010. Also it is near to the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone and its sea port. This harbour is one of the world's largest man-made harbours, and serves as a major containers terminal.

Once the project is fully functional it can handle 160 million passengers and 12 million tones of cargo per year.