$119billion of airport expansions planned in Middle East

Multiple airport projects are aiming at boosting region’s capacity

A swathe of ambitious expansion projects are planned across the Middle East, totalling $119billion. Investments in excess of $7.7billion are included in Dubai Airports’ recently unveiled 2020 strategy plan, boosting capacity to more than 90 million passengers a year. Abu Dhabi Airports Company plans investments worth $6.7billion, raising capacity to 40 million passengers a year by 2016. In addition, Saudi Arabia has signed a $27.3billion deal for a new airport project.
Other expansion projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars include those in Fujairah ($443.5million), Sharjah ($136million), two airports in Oman ($3.3million), Kuwait ($46.8million) and Qatar ($1billion).
[pictured: Interior of Dubai International Airport]


Check Also

wow air, Russia, refuse, overflight, allow, asia, icelandair, Iceland, deny, charge

Russia denies attempt to block Iceland flights

The Russian Ministry of Transport has denied reports it tried to block use of Russian airspace for flights to Asia.

SAS, coffin, casket Gdansk, Poland, Kristiansand, Tromso, flight, wrong, cargo

Wrong coffin sent to Gdansk: SAS investigates

The casket containing the body of a Norwegian man was flown to Poland by mistake – and buried.

BRA, sundsvall, Gothenburg, goteborg, Brmma, Stockholm, Sweden, flights, routes, airline, NextJet, bankrupt, take over

BRA eyes more NextJet routes

Braathens Regional Airlines says it is in “intensive planning” to start two more routes in Sweden.

SAS, LOT, Heathrow, London, noise, aircraft, descent, MAX, Boeing, Continuous Descent Approaches, list, greenest, quietest

SAS is “quietest and greenest” at Heathrow

The airlines SAS and LOT have been singled out for praise by one of the busiest airports in the world.

Primera Air, delay, postpone, flights, cancel, delivery, Airbus, A321, charter, transatlantic, Birmingham, New York, London, Stansted, Boston, Toronto

Late Airbus delivery forces Primera to axe flights

The low-cost carrier is forced to postpone new transatlantic routes being launched from the UK.

SilkAir, SIA, low-cost, Asia, flights, airlines, routes, singapore airlines, merge, cabin, upgrade, lie-flat, business class, results, profit

SIA to upgrade – then merge with – SilkAir

The revelation comes a day after strong full-year results exposed SilkAir as a weak spot.