DUBAI: Dubai Airport Runway is being closed, flights are being shifted to Sharjah or elsewhere nearby airports.
The refurbishment of the runway of Dubai airport from April 16 till May 30 would affect many flights including Pakistan-bound-flights from the airport.
Dubai Airports authorities stated that Al Maktoum Airport, the second airport in the city, will provide alternative to absorb affected flights.
Dubai Airports authority will close its southern runway for 45 days for refurbishment and will operate with only a single runway. The process will significantly reduce the capacity of the airport so various airlines including Pakistani airlines to reduce their operations from the airport. Airlines are also requested to shift their operations to nearby airports.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Airblue are shifting some of its flights from Dubai to Sharjah airport instead of Dubai’s Al Maktoum Airport.