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South Support Facilities

The South Support Facilities will be distributed along the southern part of the airfield at Al Maktoum International (DWC). These will include infrastructure to support various airport operations, including aircraft maintenance, ground handling and commercial services.

AMI Construction Stages

Phase 1

The first phase of AMI will start with the construction of theWest Terminal Building, connected to the city through a new express metro line, and the Concourse 1 with 100 contact gates.

The 4-stations underground APM will be built to enable the passenger’s fast connection.

The airfield will see the construction of Runway 2 and 3 along with the Ground Service Equipment road network, and an undergroundBaggage Handling Systemfor quick baggage transfer.

Energy centres, Fire safety and other Support Facilitiesfor Duty free and catering, maintenance and storage will be constructed at the North side of the airport to provide the best operational and commercial support services.

Phase 1 will provide a capacity of 130 M annual passengers.

Phase 2

In the next decade, the second phase of AMI will further enhance the level of service with the construction of theConcourse 2, parallel and identical to Concourse 1, enabling the seamless flow of150 M annual passengers across 200 contact gates.

3 new APM stations will be built to serve Concourse 2, as well the expansion of the ground service equipment roads network and the automated Baggage Handling System

Support Facilities will be further expanded to match the new airport capacity.

Ultimate Phase

The final development phase will start with the construction of Concourse 3 and 4, and the East Terminal, enabling ground transportation access from the East side of the city.

This will include a connection to the Etihad Rail and the new metro line. Runway 4 and 5 will complete the airfield enabling 4 aircraft parallel approaches. The APM will be expanded to become a 14-station system connecting all airside buildings in a giant loop.

In its ultimate configuration, AMI will be able to serve annually 260 M passengers though 400 contact gates and process 15 M tons of cargo.

About This Project

Providing infrastructure to support cross-functional airport operations

With massive flight, commercial and ground service operations at DWC, the South Support Facilities will make up one of two support clusters on the platform. While the North Support facilities take care of the north side, the South Support Facilities will facilitate operations on the opposite end.

Visualisation of concourses with tracks highlighted for ground service vehicles

These facilities will include infrastructure for flight catering, retail storage, service vehicle workshops, aircraft maintenance hangars and fuel farms. The South Support Facilities will also feature an air-side cargo area for the quickest possible air-freight operations. This area complements a facility on the land-side, which is accessible by four major motorways linking to the seaport in Jebal Ali. Together with the North Support Facilities, the South Support Facilities will ensure unhindered airport operations within the terminals, concourses and aircraft, as well as the airfield.

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