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Aviation & airports projects news

Dubai will accept the UK government’s offer of up to $2bn of export credit guarantees for work on airport projects

Dubai to accept UK funding for airport projects Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

UAE emirate to use $2bn of export credit guarantees for work that has yet to be determined

Dubai airport awards and Al Maktoum airport

UK offers funding for Dubai airport projects Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Contractors looking to secure work using the export credit guarantees


Kuwait sets November deadline for airport terminal building Subscription

14 September 2014 | By

The prequalification process was reopened in June

Oman has received prices from four contractors for a building package at Sohar regional airport

Oman receives bids for Sohar airport Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Indian contractor emerges as low bidder

Hill appointed project manager for Cairo airport Terminal 2

Hill project manager for Cairo airport Terminal 2 Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

US-based firm wins $1.9m contract lasting for 15 months


Hochtief team selected for Riyadh airport expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Consortium submitted the lowest bid for the project in May

Algiers’ Houari Boumediene International airport

Chinese win Algeria airport construction deal Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Contract covers the construction of a new terminal building at Algiers’ Houari Boumediene International airport


Larsen & Toubro secures Oman airport work Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Contract involves building terminal buildings at Duqm airport

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Market news

Bahrain's Gulf Air

Bahrain’s Gulf Air cuts losses in first half Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Bahrain airline benefits from restructuring of business

Queen Alia International airport in Jordan

Louis Berger secures Jordan airport role Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

US consultant Louis Berger will provice engineering services for Jordan airport

Bahrain airport

Bahrain starts airport prequalification Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi is funding the development programme


WSP wins Oman airport work Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Canadian firm appointed by J&P for detailed design work on Muscat and Salalah airport projects


Low bidder emerges for domestic Saudi airport Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Project covers expansion of Qassim airport

Air Arabia

Air Arabia’s second quarter profits boosted by cost management Subscription

10 August 2014 | By

Airline opened second UAE hub earlier in year

Emirates Boeing aircraft

Emirates airline orders 150 Boeing planes for $56bn Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Emirates includes the right to purchase an additional 50 planes

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways reveals strong first half growth Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Etihad Airways’ revenue rises 28 per cent year-on-year to $3.2bn in first half

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Aviation trends

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

High-yield traffic: The Gulf’s carriers have different strategies to attract premium-class travellers

Airline services at a premium Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

As one regional airline launches a new class segment, the Gulf carriers are entering a premium war

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

Serco is the service provider for the Dubai Metro

Bringing the region's services to life Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Facilities management firm Serco works quietly in the background, providing major services across various sectors in the region, but its CEO is looking to extend its reach

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MEED comment

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

Freight: Emirates carries the most cargo globally

Dubai the hub of cargo industry Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

The Middle East is leveraging its geographic location to develop its air and sea cargo industry


Airport projects make progress Subscription

29 May 2014

Governments across the GCC are ramping up aviation infrastructure, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE all making significant strides

Business class: Rivalry between Gulf airlines is intense

Etihad pushes the boundaries Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

While luxury offerings on board the region’s flagship airlines have garnered attention, competing for first-class travellers is a risky strategy

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Special reports

Hamad International airport

Aviation and Airports: Region steps up investment Subscription

3 July 2014

The rapid rise of Emirates has spurred the growth of other world-leading airlines in the Gulf

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Aviation presentations

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments


Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012

MEED’s online seminar on the Kuwiat projects market, providing a comprehensive forecast and review of opportunities in the country

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Projects trends


Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Abu Dhabi Airports Company Subscription

Wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government, it was created in 2006 to own, manage, develop and run the emirate’s airports and aviation infrastructure

Aeroports de Paris logo

Aeroports de Paris Subscription

Aeroports de Paris is engaged in airport design, construction, planning, management and operations

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Hani el-Assaad Subscription

6 July 2014

Hani el-Assaad is president, Middle East, India & Africa, SITA

Faisal al-Sugair Subscription

7 May 2013

Faisal al-Sugair is vice-president, General Authority of Civil Aviation

Mustafa Sani Sener Subscription

28 January 2013

Mustafa Sani Sener

Andrew Gower Subscription

9 December 2012

Andrew Gower is CEO, Ras al-Khaimah International airport

Saif Mohammed al-Suwaidi Subscription

9 December 2012

Saif Mohammed al-Suwaidi is director general, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

Mohammed al-Rais Subscription

1 October 2012

Mohammed al-Rais is senior vice-president and managing director, Middle East, Hill International

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