The projects include the Midfield Terminal Complex in Abu Dhabi, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Muscat International Airport in Oman, according to the MEED’s Aviation and Airports 2016 report.
The combined airport projects will facilitate an expanded capacity of 400 million passengers a year over the next 10 – 20 years.
The new and extended airports are scheduled for completion between Q4 2016 and 2020. These include the new passenger terminal at Bahrain International as well as the airports in Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Jeddah.
However, the largest potential opportunities for contracting and sub-contracting companies are expected to come from the construction of the next phase of Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, the expansion of Jeddah Airport, the Hamad International airport extension and the upgrade of airports in Iran.
The demand is being driven by global events such as Expo 2020 Dubai and the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, which will also boost the region’s profile as a travel and tourism destination.