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Transport News & Analysis


Dubai tenders airport upgrade worksSubscription

Contract covers upgrade of systems supporting existing concourse

British Airways

British Airways to resume flights to IranSubscription

Six flights a week to start in the summer

Dubai International airport

Major GCC airports post record passenger growth Subscription

Airports report double-digit increases in 2015

Possible end in sight for Iran rail projects funding drought

China commits $500bn to Iran over 10 yearsSubscription

Rail projects a priority to promote trade with Iran and neighbours

UK firm wins Al-Maktoum airport contract

Dubai receives bids for Al-Maktoum airport expansionSubscription

Contract covers work on the existing passenger terminal

Road building

Kuwait tenders northern road schemesSubscription

Latest contract covers construction work on the northern regional road

Sultan bin Sulayem

DP World Group CEO retiresSubscription

Chairman Sultan bin Sulayem to assume role in the interim


Kuwait railway on course for 2016 tenderSubscription

Scheme unaffected by suspension of tender for second phase of UAE’s Etihad Rail 

Jazeera Airways

Jazeera Airways considers foreign long-haul partnerSubscription

Long-delayed privatisation of Kuwait Airways blocking airline’s long-haul ambitions

On 1 September, a water salute welcomed an Airbus A380 owned by Dubai’s Emirates airline, as it made its inaugural landing at Orlando International airport in the US

Dispute between US and Gulf carriers takes new turnSubscription

Decline in bookings from key US cities to the region limited only to US carriers, says Dubai’s Emirates airline

Bombardier CSeries aircraft

Bombardier awaiting go-ahead to sell aircraft into Iran Subscription

Canadian government broke off diplomatic ties with Tehran in 2012

Railway track

Oman seeks consultancies for second rail segmentSubscription

Two separate tenders floated for land and properties inventory and land acquisition


Qatar cuts jobs across multiple sectorsSubscription

Qatar Railways Company among companies laying off employees

Imam Khomeini International airport, Iran

French firms sign Iran airport agreementsSubscription

Vinci to expand two airports, while Bouygues and ADP negotiate Imam Khomeini expansion

New airport terminal planned for Dammam

Prequalification list for Taif airport PPP by end of FebruarySubscription

Tender due in the first half of 2016

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Dubai prepares to receive airport expansion bidsSubscription

Contractors due to submit offers by end of January

Qatar Airways refutes subsidy claims

Qatar Airways looks to new markets for growthSubscription

Expansion will take airline to markets where demand is not met by competitors

Aramex headquarters in Dubai

Aramex buys New Zealand’s logistics companySubscription

Logistics firm buys 100 per cent of the company’s business in New Zealand and Australia

China's President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

China's president signs Egypt finance dealsSubscription

Beijing builds Middle East ties


Flynas to procure 100 aircraftSubscription

Kingdom’s budget airline achieved profitability for the first time in 2015