Dubai to slash taxi fares from Al Maktoum airport during DXB runway closure

A shared taxi service will also be available at the Al Maktoum International airport during the 45-day DXB runway closure



Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) will be slashing the flag down rate for passengers arriving through Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) later this month.

The flag down rate will be reduced by 75 per cent from Dhs20 to Dhs5 for passengers using DTC taxis from April 16 to May 30, 2019, during the runway closure at Dubai International (DXB) airport.

DTC – part of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said that shared taxis will also be available throughout the 45-day period.

The southern runway of DXB will be closed for a full renovation during the 45-day period, with some of the flights set to be diverted to Al Maktoum International airport.

Al Maktoum airport is estimated to see the number of passenger flights increase by 700 per cent during the period, operator Dubai Airports has estimated.

Read: Dubai’s DWC to see 700% rise in flights during DXB runway closure

“Lifting passengers from Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) has become faster and cheaper now,” said Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of DTC.

“We have also introduced a shared taxi service at Al Maktoum airport, which will reduce the fare for arriving passengers. As such, it is now possible for more than one rider to share a taxi from Al Maktoum International airport to multiple destinations.

“The step will ease the mobility of passengers, reduce the waiting time and save expenses,” he added.

During the 45-day period, DWC will see an average of 158 passenger flight movements per day operated by two charter carriers and 16 scheduled airlines including flydubai, Wizz Air, Aeroflot, Condor, Air India, Air India Express, Indigo, SpiceJet, Gulf Air, Royal Jordanian, Himalaya Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Salam Air, Mahan Air, flynas, and Azur Air.