According to a report by International Airport Review, the airport will have a projected annual capacity of 12 million tons of freight and 160-260 million passengers driven by investment of USD 32 billion. It has already completed a 66,000 sqm terminal with 64-aircraft bays and a 4.5 km runway
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is increasing terminal capacity by 140% and adding 7 new departure gates. Ajman International Airport Project is investing USD 600 million to completed the airport by 2018 to process over 1 million passengers annually.
Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new airport terminal complex will be commissioned by 2017, effectively doubling the capacity to about 30 million passengers annually at the 700,000 square meter terminal building. The USD 2.9 billion project will initially handle 27 million passengers per year
These projects will be among the 200 that will be highlighted at this year’s Airport Show from 9-11 May 2016 in Dubai at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) near the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). Others are the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah being built for 30 million passengers initially and 85 million passengers by 2035. Sultanate of Oman – has earmarked US$6.1 billion over five years for four new regional airports at Sohar, Ras al Hadd, Duqm and Adam and the two primary airports in Muscat and Salalah. Bahrain will spend US$1 billion to raise the capacity of its airport to 13.5 million passengers annually by 2018.