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The sheikdom's Al-Maktoum airport, which opened in October and is targeting a capacity of 228 million passengers at a cost of 156.8 billion dirhams ($43 billion), should instead become an interim base for local low-cost carrier FlyDubai, according to the preferred scenario of a government-sponsored strategy study obtained by Bloomberg News.The 62-page study from Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, a government body tasked with overseeing infrastructure work, suggests the territory's airports will attract about 103 million passengers by 2020, compared with 66 million last year, rising to 167 million in 2030 and a possible 222 million by 2045 .
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