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Ajman Crown Prince approves $571m airport plans

New Ajman International Airport will include arrival and departure lounges, hangars and cargo handling

Ajman Crown Prince approves $571m airport plans
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Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, on Sunday approved the final plans and designs for the AED2.1 billion ($571 million) new Ajman International Airport project.

The Crown Prince reviewed the plans of the airport which is being constructed in the Al Manama area of the emirate, reported news agency WAM.

The plan includes arrival and departure lounges, hangars and cargo handling, WAM said.

Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Ammar said he was impressed by the interior and exterior designs of the airport, which will launch in 2018.

He added that the project will be eco-friendly, in support of Ajman Vision 2021, and will support the emirate's future plans to boost its economy and tourism.

The UAE’s smallest emirate, Ajman is allocating 40 percent of its 2014 budget to increase work on new development, economic and social projects.

Ajman International Airport is expected to handle around one million passengers a year when it is eventually completed. The project was launched in 2008 but stalled as a result of the economic downturn. However tenders for construction of the airport were reportedly issued earlier this year.

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Non-Muslim 5 years ago

Question for clarification only: the planned airport site at Al Manama - is it the location approximately 55 km to the ESE of the center of Ajman? Can anyone familiar with the project kindly answer my question? Thanks.

TRU-MUSLIM 5 years ago

Yes it is. This vital project will be able to handle up to 16 million pax a year not 1 million. The new airport will be the largest maintenance facilities airport in the GCC (A, B, C and D checks). A 4000 meter runway that can handle all jumbo jets.

MUHAMMAD 3 years ago

what about those communities living there for long time.
To where they will be re-located ?
What will be the notice period ?

Fentoni 3 years ago

A. Times change, communities can move, you can't stand in the way of progress.
B. Somewhere else in Ajman
C. Reasonable, (reasonable will be defined at a later stage)
Thank you and welcome.

khalid 3 years ago

dont worry muhammad.
you have at least 10 years to prepare to move; if not longer.
only Dubai delivers things (mostly) on time.

Zeek 3 years ago

Ajman International Airport!! What's next Umm al Quwain International??

Fentoni 3 years ago

Have you not watched the classic film Field of dreams? ..."Build it and they will come!"

MT3 3 years ago

The actual quote is "build it and he will come" which is probably more apposite in this case.