RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) announced a discount in taxi flag down rate for passengers arriving through Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). The rate will go down by 75% for 45 days from April 16 to May 30, 2019.
The step coincides with the upgrading of the Southern runway of Dubai International (DXB) Airport, which will be closed for 45 days for a full renovation of the runway. Accordingly, part of the flights will be diverted to Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).
“Lifting passengers from Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) has become faster and cheaper now. The flag down rate has been reduced by 75% from AED 20 to AED 5 for passengers using DTC taxis. The step coincides with Dubai International (DXB) Airport’s Southern Runway upgrading; which will last 45 days (16 April-30 May). During this period, passengers’ traffic at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) is expected to rise by as much as 700%,” said Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation.
“We have also introduced a shared taxi service at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC); 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 (DWC) to multiple destinations. The step will ease the mobility of passengers, reduce the waiting time and save expenses. The move is part of our excellent operation strategy and DTC’s commitment to enrich the experience of clients and live up to their expectations,” he added.