Has anyone heard about the planned runway workes for Dubai Aiport next year?

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mb68

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Has anyone heard about the planned runway workes for Dubai Aiport next year? Will this make for disruptions /cancelations of service to and fro Australia?

wozcor1

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Qantas faces a reduction in flights to Dubai during a three-month period next year due to urgent repairs to the runways at the world's second-busiest international airport.

It has emerged that Dubai Airport told Qantas in late April that it proposed halving the number of flights it could operate there while major construction work was carried out on two runways.

The runway closures also threaten to reduce the number of flights that Qantas' alliance partner, Emirates, can operate between its home base and Australia. Between them, Qantas and Emirates control more than half of the market share of passengers who fly between Australia and Europe.

With it showing the strain from an influx of large aircraft such as A380s, the airport is carrying out extensive repair work from next May, including laying 180,000 tonnes of asphalt on its northern runway. This period takes in the busy European summer



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/dubai-airport-repairs-to-hit-qantas-flights-20130813-2ruhq.html#ixzz2kgTYrPzT

KG

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Emirates announced a lot of reductions of flights to European and Asian destinations but is yet to announce possible reductions to / from Australia. So we need to have some patience... Qantas has said it expects it will be able to retain the 28 landing slots a week it currently has.

watson374

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How are they going to cope with the cancellations, though? It's certainly going to be interesting to watch.

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