Ajman International Airport
Construction of Ajman International Airport was originally expected to start in March 2004 with first flights in 2006. Obviously that didn't happen. Construction of the airport is now expected to start mid-2008 with completion by 2011. The Ajman Airport is to be located in the Manama area of the emirate.
- The original plans in 2003 indicated there would be a monorail link to the coast where hotels and beaches would await bright-eyed travellers and gratefully receive their money.
- December 2007 information is that the airport construction will be completed in 2 phases by a European consortium, and will have passenger, cargo, commercial and residential areas.
- Ajman airport operations will 35% for passenger traffic and 65% for cargo.
- Total cost is estimated at AED 12 billion, and total area of the project will be 6 million square meters.
- Ajman expects most passenger traffic to come from low cost carriers.
Ajman Airport construction schedule and timeline
- Phase I of the development will include the main airport arrival and departure terminals, a 4000 meter runway, aircraft maintenance facilities, an aviation school, a free trade zone, and 90 towers in a commercial area.
- Completion of phase I is expected by end 2009 or early 2010, and phase II by 2011.
Ajman Airport passenger numbers and growth
- Based on a feasibility study by ICTS Europe and Booz Allen Hamilton, passenger numbers are forecast to be 250,000 in the second year of operations from 20-25 flights per week, rising to 1 million by the fourth year of operations from almost 100 flights per week.
Last update Monday 30-Aug-2010. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
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