Inaugural flight takes off from Dubai's new 7-star airport
Of course it's the only 7-star airport in the world
Dubai is pretty much already considered the aviation capital of the world...but it just made another move to make sure it keeps that crown. A private jet carrying 13 passengers took off from the newly built VIP Terminal at Dubai South’s Aviation District.
This first passenger flight marked the beginning of operations at the world’s first 7-star airport, which will be the gateway to the Expo 2020 site, which is expected to attract 25 million visitors. Situated midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Dubai's South airport will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the terminal will cater specifically to private, business and government VIP travellers.
“The flight is an important milestone for Dubai South and for Dubai’s aviation industry as a whole. It brings into operation a truly beautiful facility that sets new benchmarks in terms of luxurious ambiance and excellent service,” said Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC).
“The stage is now set for robust growth in Dubai’s luxury travel sector. I congratulate our partner JetEx and the entire team on the ground for so finely handling the VIP Terminal’s first flight,” he added.
The first flight from the new terminal, an Embraer Legacy aircraft, headed to The Maldives, and was handled by JetEx.