Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE- Key aviation players discuss competitiveness of airports  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 13/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Top regional and global aviation industry executives debated various aspects of airports at global airport leaders' forum (galf) in dubai.

the two-day forum is being attended by delegates from the middle east north africa and south asia (menasa) region where 100 billion investments are earmarked for airport developments.

addressing the forum khalifa al-zaffin executive chairman of dubai aviation city corporation said the first phase of dubai world central (dwc) has been completed and work was underway to accelerate the development in all major components in the coming years.

'the potentials of this ambitious project in terms of economic social and environmental benefits are very immense. we are highly excited to see the full completion of this project given its current and future contributions to the global aviation industry" he said referring to the multi-billion dollar dwc being developed on a 140 kilo-meter site as the world's first aerotropolis.

according to international air transport association (iata) airlines around the world carried about 2.91 billion passengers in 2013 which is slightly less than half the population of the globe and this figure was projected to increase by 2017 to four billion people.

forecasts by experts and stakeholders suggest that the airlines in the middle east plans to invest 450 billion to acquire2525 new aircraft by 2030 which will increase the size of their fleets by 160 percent in 2030 up from the present 1060 aircraft.

'gcc will witness a substantial growth of 7.6 percent above the global average of five percent. icao and airport council international (aci) predicts that the arabian gulf states will serve 450 million passengers annually by 2020 and the total aircraft movements in the gulf airspace will reach over 2.3 million" said omar bin ghaleb deputy director general of general civil aviation authority (gcaa) in his speech.

'the uae will have a major share in the aircraft movements in the most congested airspace in the world. the aircraft movements in the uae airspace will increase to 1.62 million in 2030 with aircraft movements numbering 4400 per day compared with the present 2200 aircraft movements" he added

moderating a panel discussion on airport development: economic pillars to increase national competitiveness laila bin hareb al muhairi assistant director general of strategy and international affairs at gcaa said the 2.2 trillion aviation industry with 3850 airports under its wings if considered as a country would rank 19th in the world for the gdp.

mohammed al-bulooki chief commercial officer abu dhabi airports company (adac) highlighted the need for focusing more passenger facilitation at the airports and enlarging the scope of cooperation and collaboration among the aviation industry stakeholders for national competitiveness.

mustafa sani sener ceo and executive board member of tav group of turkey involved in 14 airport developments in the middle east including uae saudi arabia and oman endorsed the effectiveness and benefits of collaborative decision making (cdm) for the airports in remaining efficient and competitive.

he cited success stories of several airports. 'connectivity is productivity for the airports. if the passengers are happy they will spend more at airports. the first 60 minutes of passengers at airport are crucial to offer memorable experience" he said while sharing details about a tav survey at istanbul airport which showed passengers spending 10.68 euros more at the duty free when having happy with the airport.

participating in a session on aerotropolis john d. kasarda leading us academic and father of aerotropolis concept said aerotropolizes were coming up in the middle east china and india as each region prepares to take its place on the world stage.

an aerotropolis has an airport city at its core and is surrounded by clusters of aviation-related enterprises that gain a competitive advantage by utilizing each other's strength and capabilities.


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 23 2014 - Death, displacement mar Eid in Sudan's DarfurAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) Shafia Abdullah's Sudanese family is consumed with thoughts of vengeance after militia shot him dead during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, ending his advocacy for Darfur's displaced ...

 Jul 23 2014 - UN Emergency Fund gives 75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of AfricaMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) NEW YORK July 23 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) ...

 Jul 23 2014 - Greater efforts needed to protect MPs in Somalia IPU saysMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) GENEVA Switzerland July 23 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has called for greater efforts to protect MPs in Somalia after the ...

 Jul 23 2014 - Orange and Emmas International launch their 5th African mobile telephone recycling facility in AbidjanMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) ABIDJAN Côte d'Ivoire July 23 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ --  as part of its ongoing commitment to encouraging recycling of mobile devices launched in 2005 Orange ...

 Jul 23 2014 - Majid Al Futtaim posts USD3.5b H1 revenuesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai-based shopping mall developer Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) posted a 14 percent growth in the first-half revenues, citing growing earnings across its business units, Emirates 24/7 ...

 Jul 23 2014 - Bahrain's BCFC profit up 13 percent in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company (BCFC) saw a 13 percent rise in consolidated net profit at USD19.1 million in the first half of the current year compared to USD16.88 million in the ...

 Jul 23 2014 - Africas oil amp gas sector continues to show substantial growth despite regulatory uncertainty and corruption according to PwC ReviewMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) JOHANNESBURG South-Africa July 23 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The challenges facing oil & gas companies operating in Africa continue to be diverse and numerous ...

 Jul 23 2014 - PS McLeod to Announce New Funding for Humanitarian Assistance for Children in the Democratic Republic of the CongoMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) OTTAWA Canada July 23 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Ms. Cathy McLeod Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification will host a ...

 Jul 23 2014 - MP Opitz to Make an Announcement Regarding Humanitarian Assistance in SomaliaMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) OTTAWA Canada July 23 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Ted Opitz Member of Parliament (Etobicoke Centre) on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis Minister of ...

 Jul 23 2014 - South Sudan Cholera threatens lives of thousands during harsh rainy seasonMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) GENEVA Switzerland July 23 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- With the rainy season nearly at its peak in South Sudan cholera continues to spread in the war-torn country. The ...

more...


 






Google

Taqs

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help