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Hungarian and Saudi airlines to open Dubai’s new airport

Two international airlines will open passenger flights from Dubai World Central airport from October

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Dubai: Internationally-based carriers, Wizz Air and Nasair, will commence inaugural passenger flights from the new airport at Dubai World Central(DWC) on October 27 2013.

According to data on Hungarian-based Wizz Air’s website, passengers will be able to fly from Dubai’s newest airport to Bucharest in Romania, Budapest in Hungry, Kiev in Ukraine, and Sofia in Bulgaria.

Saudi Arabian carrier Nasair, however still lists DXB (Dubai International) as its only destination airport on its website from October 27 onwards.

A spokesperson for Dubai Airport said it had signed memorandum of understandings (MOUs) with two airlines to fly out of DWC but was in talks with other airlines.

A spokesperson for European-low cost carrier Ryanair would not comment on whether it had had discussions with DWC.

The airline however, did confirm it had held exploratory talks with airports in Israel and Jordan.

This follows comments from Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary who told international media in April, “We don’t want to grow in the Middle East; we want to grow in Europe.”