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Even as airports in the Middle East region are gearing up for massive expansions over the next decade, security systems at these massive facilities are increasingly coming under the scanner with authorities implementing projects, which according to experts involve investments of $100 million to adopt the latest technology and systems to ensure safety of the infrastructure, aircraft and passengers alike.
Long seen as a future powerhouse in the emirate’s diversified economy, Dubai’s aviation sector is starting to live up to expectations. Local carriers have been posting strong profits and expanding their network of routes, though the risk of turbulence remains, Global Arab Network reports according to OBG
Dubai International Airport continues to reflect the results of ongoing investments in the form of Concourse 3 and the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport as passenger traffic enjoyed double-digit growth for the 12th month.
Al Maktoum International, Dubai’s second international air hub, is designed to be the world’s largest airport when it is fully completed. It will have five runways, four terminal buildings and capacity for 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo.