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Dubai airport plans to be revised

April 22- Dubai airport officials are looking to revise the master plan for Al Maktoum International Airport, thus changing the design, cost and completion date of what is said to be the world’s largest airport. The airport in Jebel Ali, said officials, will have five runways and will handle 160 million passengers a year. Speaking on the sidelines of the orientation ceremony of the Airport Show 2010 (starts on Sunday), Khalifa al Zaffin, the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of DubaiWorld Central, said the global financial crisis has not affected plans for the airport. “Everything is going ahead,” he said. However, he did not say when the airport would be completed. Talking about the master plan, he said that it is “a living document. About 90 per cent of it will stay the same but we are tweaking it,” Al Zaffin said.

Meanwhile, the airport is said to incur an estimated cost of $8bn to $10bn and will open for air cargo operations this summer followed by passenger services.
 

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