Construction is now underway to expand Dubai World Central’s (DWC’s) existing passenger terminal from the current capacity of 5 million passengers a year to 26 million by 2018.
DWC will play an increasingly important role in absorbing additional traffic, including the gradual transfer of flydubai’s operations from DXB’s terminal 2 over the next several years. As part of the DWC passenger terminal expansion programme the check-in area, baggage and immigration halls, as well as security screening areas, will be substantially expanded, while the forecourt will be improved to ensure easier access to the parking and drop-off areas.
Once complete, the passenger terminal will provide a total of 24 boarding gates, 7 baggage reclaim carousels and 104 check-in desks.
Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 with the expanded facility opening shortly afterwards, following the successful completion of a thorough testing and trial programme.