Keen on satisfying the stupendous development in its aeronautics sector, marked by increasing traveler numbers as well as expanding fleet of airlines, the Middle East nations are pumping in billions of dollars toward expanding existing flight terminals and also constructing new ones.The huge flight terminal growth projects as well as framework investments will certainly come under spotlight at the 16th edition of Airport Show, the globe's leading B2B flight terminal market occasion, occurring from May 9 to 11 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and also CEO of Emirates Airlines & Group, the show will certainly also see the staging of the 4th version of Global Airport Leaders' Forum (GALF) and Travel Catering Expo (TCE) on its sidelines.
Daniyal Qureshi, Director of Airport Show as well as GALF, said: "The Middle East aviation market is amongst the greatest growth markets in the world. With airlines across the world anticipating over 3.7 billion passengers this year, as well as Middle East taking a high share of this, flight terminal growth is crucial. This growth also brings in a wide variety of chances for services and product companies in the aviation industry and also allied industries as well as the Airport Show 2016 will certainly supply an ideal system for sector players to take advantage of these chances worth billions of bucks.".
Keeping in mind that airport terminal design activities get on the rise, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) has actually revealed that the spending on flight terminal building jobs internationally has actually risen to over US$ 441billion. CAPA claimed: "Airport building is a hot issue", the pattern is relentlessly higher and with $32.7 billion well worth of flight terminal investments underway or prepared in the UAE alone, the Middle East airport developments would be amongst the leading 2 factors that will certainly press regional as well as worldwide investments significantly.
Angela Gittens, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI), the global body for airports, stated earlier: "Simply put, flight terminals are funding intensive companies very based on economies of scale. Also in a decline airports need to invest to supply capacity for the future. The future is going to be tough of course for airports. The aeronautics sector is absolutely going to expand. There will be victors and losers however development is unavoidable.".
Among the leading airport terminal tasks in the area is the Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, entailing an investment of over $ 8 billion. The airport terminal, that has a predicted annual capacity of 12 million tonnes of products and also 160-260 million travelers, has currently finished a 66,000 sqm incurable with 64-aircraft bays and also a 4.5 kilometres runway.
The Dubai International Airport is embarking on a $7.8 billion airport terminal and airspace growth program to boost capability at the Dubai International from 60 million to 90 million passengers this year. The plan includes the building of extra terminal space and concourse areas spanning an additional 675,000 sqm of floor area. Payload growth is expected to reach 4.1 million tonnes by 2020.
Dubai Airports has been "preparing" itself to increase the emirate's passenger handling capacity to 200 million travelers a year by 2045, up from the existing target of 100 million a year by 2020.
The Ajman International Airport Project, entailing a financial investment of $600 million, is anticipated to be finished by 2018. The airport will refine over 1 million passengers each year.
Abu Dhabi will have a brand-new airport facility appointed by 2017. The $2.9 billion project will efficiently double the capability of Etihad Airways' home base to regarding 30 million passengers each year. The 700,000 square metre incurable building is one of the essential tactical facilities jobs to be undertaken in the UAE capital, as well as will at first handle 27 million travelers annually.
King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, started its three-stage growth with a spending plan of over $1.5 billion, with the objective of catering to over 30 million travelers. The initial phase includes a 400,000 sqm terminal complicated tower, control tower, access roads and also energies. Phase 2 and 3 will certainly take the airport terminal through to 2035 when it will cater to 85 million people.
The Sultanate of Oman has allocated $6.1 billion over 5 years for air travel tasks, which includes major terminal developments at Muscat as well as Salalah international airports, as well as completion of four new local airport terminals at Sohar, Ras al Hadd, Duqm as well as Adam. While 8 per-cent of the $6.1 billion is earmarked for the completion of the 4 local airport terminals, 92 percent is designated for both main airport terminals in Muscat as well as Salalah. Due for completion this year, the Muscat International Airport in Oman will certainly take care of over 12 million passengers each year and also will be expanded to even more fit 48 million passengers.
Bahrain is undertaking a $ 1 billion growth of Bahrain International Airport to increase its capacity to 13.5 million passengers yearly. The growth will certainly witness the design of a brand-new passenger terminal of greater than 150,000 sqm and other buildings consisting of all general civil design, mechanical, electric as well as plumbing (MEP) functions, airplane car parking, parking lot, insides, exteriors and also other relevant works by 2018.
Sharjah Airport is waiting to complete its 2030 master plan. Much of Sharjah's growth over the past years has been sustained by the Gulf's first low-priced provider, Air Arabia. Sharjah International will assess its development every 5 years until 2030 and gauge its response to growth.
Over 300 leading international firms will certainly be showcasing a remarkable profile of products, solutions and solutions to the local airport industry gamers at the Airport Show and GALF which will have an awaited combined participation of 7,500 guests, 150 hosted purchasers and over 100 regional air travel authorities.
The 16th edition of the Airport Show will certainly be topped 15,000 sqm, and deal guests three networking systems. The Airport Show has strong representation from the federal government and economic sectors and also is being held with the assistance of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports as well as Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) among others.