Tender Issued for the Expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport

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Tender Issued for the Expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport

Tender Issued for the Expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport

Later this month, Dubai will issue its first tender for the Dh120 billion extension of its second air terminal in the south of the emirate.

The head of Dubai Airports and Emirates Group, Sheik Ahmed canister Saeed Al Maktoum said that the project is a part of the ground plan to increase the volume capacity of Dubai World Central’s  Al Maktoum International to 120 million travelers yearly.

During the Airport Show event held in Dubai, Sheik Ahmed was quoted saying he thinks the first tender ought to be on the 28th of May. This is for the 120 million [expansion

He did not reveal the project’s particulars to be awarded.

Work is in progress on a development of the airplane terminal’s yearly volume to 26 million travelers, a “precursor” to the bigger project with Al Jaber Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) granted in March, an arrangement to extend the traveler terminal building.

Al Maktoum International is fit for taking care of more than 5 million travelers a year and its area capacity will steadily be multiplied to 220 million a year by the middle of the following decade.

The fast development of Dubai becoming an international hub for air travel has put weight on the city’s lead air terminal, Dubai International. Al Maktoum is meant to ease the pressure and at eventually become world’s largest airport.

A month ago, Dubai International was rated as the world’s third-busiest air terminal with over 78 million travelers carried a year ago, jumping up from 6th in 2014 and getting ahead of London Heathrow, Chicago O’Hare and Japan’s Haneda.

It likewise held its position as the world’s No 1 airport terminal for international passenger volumes for the second year in the row.

Experts estimate that, at current the rate of increase, Dubai International will hit its full limit of 90 million travelers a year come 2020, indicating a possible potential limitation on the development of Emirates.

Airline President Tim Clark, stated a year ago that the airline can double in size once it makes the move to Al Maktoum International within the following decade.

CEO of Dubai’s Martin Consulting, Mark Martin, said that business jets, charter operations and low cost airlines have as of now moved to Al Maktoum International.

“Progressively FlyDubai will likewise be expanding its timetables from the air terminal,” he said adding that Al Maktoum will require some time to support development on its value and that will come as an outcome of Jebel Ali becoming industrialized.

Emirates is relied upon today to report the results for its past financial year. When questioned some information about the financial results, Sheik Ahmed, the airline chairman said, “I am positive.”

A month ago, he said that Emirates would fly 55 million travelers this year, up from around 50 million a year back. Emirates’ benefit owing to the proprietor increased by 40 percent year-on-year in the 2014-15 financial year to Dh4.55 billion, on the back of the drop in oil costs.

Emirates said that it will present a third daily service amongst Dubai and Cape Town from July 4. The new service will supplement the two current everyday flights between the urban communities to take care of increasing demand, and offer voyagers more accessibility and options.


Mohamed Dekkak

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