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The airport will have a total of 5 parallel runways all of them being 4.5 kilometres long with each runway being 800 metres apart. I personally think this is a great idea as Dubai is a very very busy city with a population of 2.7 million people. This airport expansion is well needed as every year more and more passengers are arriving at Dubai, let me know what your opinion is on this :)
Can’t have more than 3 parallel runways numbered like how you guys are discussing. Take KDFW for example. Dallas has 5 “parallel” runways but they are numbered 17L,R,C and 18L,R. No such thing as LL or RR marking on a runway.
It doesn’t need five runways. Too much confusion. Unless there handling 250 million passengers a year, which they’re not, then they certainly don’t need all of those. Gatwick handles close to, if not 50 million a year off a single runway if I’m not mistaken.
In global it won’t be anywhere near as busy, we will most likely have an airport to ourselves (Dubai probably won’t) My second global flight might be to Dubai or maybe departing from Dubai. The good thing is, because most of our airports should be almost like a ghost town, arrivals and departures should be so quick. Mind you, we still don’t know how ATC will work so we will either get unicom or ATC, I’d prefer ATC.