Largest purpose-built VIP terminal opens near DWC

Largest purpose-built VIP terminal opens near DWC
The terminal was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (Pic courtesy: WAM).
Published: 20 December 2016 - 2:30 a.m.
By: Jochebed Menon

A VIP Terminal at Dubai South, the largest purpose-built facility of its kind in the world, has been inaugurated.

The terminal was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, according to state news agency, WAM.

Speaking at the inauguration, Sheikh Ahmed said: "The launch of the VIP Terminal at Dubai South’s Aviation District is yet another significant step towards realising Dubai’s vision of becoming the aviation capital of the world.

"With the opening of the world’s largest facility for private aviation, Dubai South has raised the bar on luxury travel, redefining passenger experience.

 

“A significant milestone for Dubai South and for the aviation industry as a whole, the opening of the VIP Terminal will cement our position in the world of private aviation, bringing us a step closer to becoming the region’s premier aerospace hub.

“The world-class facility is complimented by first-class services and experiences, all adding to an exemplary travel experience.”

The 5,600 m2 VIP Terminal is located minutes away from Al Maktoum International (DWC). The terminal’s facade is inspired by the aerodynamic fluid lines of an aircraft wing.

The VIP Terminal currently hosts three fixed-base operators (FBO), including Falcon Aviation, Jetex, and Jet Aviation, and saw its first private jet take off in April this year.

Since then, the terminal has witnessed 1,000 flight movements to-date with the number anticipated to grow to 4,000 in 2017.

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