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Aviation & airports projects news


Kuwait airport bids to be rejected Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Ministry recommends bids for airport work to be rejected

Dubai international airport

Al-Maktoum airport expansion delayed Subscription

1 February 2015 | By

Enabling works contract for Al-Maktoum International in Dubai was due to be signed by the end of 2014


Amman airport rehires consultants Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Local firm Consolidated Consultants reappointed to consult on airport redevelopment in Jordan


Al-Jaber wins Abha airport deal Subscription

5 January 2015 | By

UAE-based Al-Jaber group has been awarded another contract as the firm continues to recover


Bidders asked to lower Kuwait airport costs Subscription

31 December 2014 | By

Turkey’s Limak submitted the lowest bid for the contract in November

Bahrain to tender airport expansion in first quarter Subscription

30 December 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi is funding the project

Third phase of new facility for Emirates Flight Catering to be built at Dubai International airport

Habtoor Leighton in front for Emirates flight catering Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Contract involves significant specialist work

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Contract involves mostly mechanical, electrical and plumbing work

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Market news


Bids submitted for Bahrain airport enabling work Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

Local firms dominate bids for enabling work on airport expansion project in Bahrain

Air Arabia

Air Arabia posts 30 per cent profit increase Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Annual passenger numbers climb to 6.8 million in 2014


Etihad carries record number of passengers Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has announced that it has carried a record number of passengers and cargo in 2014


Etihad Airways launches cargo terminal tender Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi airline invites firms for design and build contract for new cargo terminal

Air Arabia

Air Arabia to open new hub in Jordan Subscription

7 January 2015 | By

Sharjah low-cost carrier buys 49 per cent stake in Jordan’s Petra Airlines

Abu Dhabi airport completes southern runway Subscription

29 December 2014 | By

Runway works finish ahead of terminal complex completion

Skills shortage holds back business aviation industry

Skills shortage holds back business aviation industry Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Sector set to boom in region, but technical expertise will remain in Europe and US

Sharjah International airport

Gama Aviation to build new Sharjah hangar Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Merger will boost expansion plans

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Aviation trends

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Top 100 contract awards Q3 2014

Market cools in latest top 100 contract awards Subscription

4 November 2014 | By

Value of top 100 flat despite new entrants to the index

Waleed Youssef

Waleed Youssef, Middle East director at TAV Airports Subscription

27 October 2014 | By

Waleed Youssef is bullish about the Turkish firm’s prospects for investment in the region, given its resilient aviation sector

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

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MEED comment

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity


Middle East aviation remains resilient Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Airlines must invest to meet rising demand

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

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

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport Subscription

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

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Oman leads Gulf index growth Subscription

17 February 2015

UAE and Qatar only other countries to record increases in value

Gulf projects index

Qatar the worst performer on Gulf index Subscription

20 January 2015

Qatar’s project market declines by 2.1 per cent after the scrapping of Al-Karaana project

Gulf projects index

Gulf index records modest growth Subscription

13 January 2015

Saudi Arabia’s projects market sees sole decline in region

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Aeroports de Paris logo

Aeroports de Paris Subscription

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

Air Arabia Subscription

Air Arabia was the region’s first low-budget airline, flying from Sharjah, and is now also the official carrier for Ras Al Khaimah

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Suzanne al-Anani Subscription

22 January 2015

Suzanne al-Anani, CEO, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects

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

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Oman: Document management system Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Supply of a document management system

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