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Middle East second-tier airports in focus: Growth behind the major hubs

3-Aug-2010

Much attention is often focused on the Middle East’s larger airports, including those at Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Islamabad, Doha and Bahrai. But the region’s second-tier airports are becoming increasingly important, especially as Middle East second-tier carriers expand operations. These carriers are reshaping competition in and beyond the region and are being reshaped themselves by dynamic change in the region. [6505 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Al Ain expanding aerospace cluster
  • Oman Air operating as Al Ain’s ‘de facto local airline’
  • Beirut Rafik Hariri Airport expecting 6 million passengers this year
  • Middle East and European carriers launch services to Beirut
  • Fujairah International Airport expanding
  • Kuwait International Airport passenger numbers up 3%
  • Kuwait’s DGCA looking into 26 projects
  • Wataniya expanding operations
  • Muscat International Airport expecting passenger numbers to continue to rise
  • Expansion under way
  • Oman Air steadily expands from base
  • Ras Al Khaimah awaits resumption of RAK Airways operations
  • Sharjah International’s traffic rises as Air Arabia expands
  • Amman Queen Alia airport passenger numbers up 17%
  • Expansion work progressing
  • New airlines launch services from Amman
  • Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport targets 25 million passengers
  • Limited route network expansion at Shiraz International Airport
  • Iran to help Damascus International Airport
  • Sana’a International Airport modernisation delayed
  • Medina constructs new airport

Graphs and data:

  • Al Ain International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Airlines operating to Al Ain
  • Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport passenger numbers: Jan-2010 to May-2010
  • Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport new routes
  • Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Kuwait International Airport passenger numbers: 2004-2009
  • Kuwait Airport new routes
  • Kuwait International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Muscat International Airport passenger numbers and growth (% change): 2002 to 2009
  • Muscat International Airport route changes
  • Sharjah International Airport passenger numbers: May-2009 to Apr-2010
  • Sharjah International Airport route changes
  • Sharjah International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Amman Queen Alia International passenger numbers and growth (% change): 2001-2009
  • Amman Queen Alia International Airport new routes
  • Amman Queen Alia International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport route changes
  • Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Shiraz International Airport route changes
  • Shiraz International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Damascus International Airport route changes
  • Damascus International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Sana’a International Airport route changes
  • Sana’a International Airport capacity share by carrier
  • Saudi Arabian airport traffic: 1999-2008
  • Medina Prince Mohammad Bin Adbulaziz International Airport route changes
  • Medina Prince Mohammad Bin Adbulaziz International Airport capacity share by carrier
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