The world’s largest VIP airline terminal has officially opened at Dubai South, the emirate’s 145 square-kilometre new ‘city’, it was announced on Monday.
The 5,600 square metre VIP terminal is located next to Al Maktoum International Airport and currently hosts three fixed-base operators including Falcon Aviation, Jetex and Jet Aviation.
Since the first private jet flight took off in April, the terminal has witnessed 1,000 flight movements to date, according to state news agency WAM. The number is expected to increase to 4,000 movements next year.
“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,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman and CEO of Emirates airline, said in a statement.