Dammam King Fahad International Airport
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- P.O. Box 3477, Dammam 3147, Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Arabia
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- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Arabia
Air Arabia Egypt
Air India Express
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Cargolux Airlines International
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines
Shaheen Air International
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
Delta Air Lines
King Fahd International Airport is located in Dammam, the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It has been operational since 1999 and holds the record for the airport with the largest land area. The airport serves as one of Saudi Arabian Airlines' major hubs. It is served by over 20 airlines and 4 cargo operators.
Location of Dammam King Fahad International Airport, Saudi Arabia
Ground Handlers servicing Dammam King Fahad International Airport
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Saudi Arabia’s Dammam King Fahad International Airport (KFIA), on the other side of the King Fahd Causeway connecting Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, is set to become a home away from home for Gulf Air and Bahrain Air. By the middle of Jun-2012, the two competing Bahraini carriers will be operating 37 weekly flights to/from the airport, located less than 100km from Bahrain International Airport, the home for both carriers and the sole commercial airport in Bahrain.
Dammam is Saudi Arabia’s third largest airport by passenger traffic, after Riyadh and Jeddah. It is also one of just four designated international airports in the country.
New Cebu Pacific long-haul operation could push out Philippine Airlines but may require hybrid model
The new plan from leading low-cost Filipino carrier Cebu Pacific to offer long-haul services from 3Q2013 represents not just the fourth low-cost long-haul operation in Asia, but the first time such a carrier has potential to force a full-service rival – Philippine Airlines (PAL) – out of business.
Cebu Pacific will benefit from the Philippines’ extremely price sensitive market that has seen LCCs achieve a staggering 80% share of the domestic market and a fast-growing share of the regional international market. Demand for low-cost long-haul services will come primarily from the large visiting friends and relative (VFR) and migrant worker market. But Cebu’s new low-cost long-haul operation will also benefit from growing tourism and potentially the ability to transfer passengers over a geographically convenient hub if Cebu decides to stray from its original point-to-point model.
While PAL is the nation’s sole long-haul carrier, its lack of global alliance membership, relatively small domestic operation and higher cost base create low barriers for entry. National sentiment for Asia’s oldest airline may run high, but as seen in the Philippines’ domestic market, passengers vote with wallets.
Gulf carriers and AirAsia will likely emerge as the main beneficiaries of the network restructuring at Malaysia Airlines (MAS). The Malaysian flag carrier has selected several routes to discontinue by early next month, resulting in a 12% reduction in system-wide capacity as it begins implementing its new business plan.
Saudi-based LCC nasair is looking towards the possibility of an IPO as early as 2012 or 2013. The carrier, now Saudi Arabia’s sole LCC after the failure of Sama in Aug-2010, expects to move into profitability in 2011 and from there progress towards an IPO.
European carriers are becoming increasingly concerned by the Middle East airline threat on their core international businesses. CEOs from British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa have all voiced their opinions lately, as Middle East airlines continue to expand their global networks. But the European flag carriers are not standing idly by. Several are rapidly expanding their presence in the Middle East, to maintain and/or grow their share of this promising market. Emirates is the clear market leader, with a 21.0% share of capacity on Middle East-Europe routes. Qatar Airways is the second largest, with 8.7%, while Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France have just 5.6%, 3.5% and 2.7% shares, respectively.
Saudi Arabian Government plans to heavily invest in constructing new airports in the kingdom, while also expanding existing airports over the next decade. General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) stated it plans to invest USD10 billion-20 billion developing and upgrading airports by 2020, with private companies to contribute as much as USD10 billion to the projects.
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