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Airports are essential for the economic development of cities, countries, and regions. The existence and quality of airport infrastructure contributes significantly to the regional development.

Design Build Network’s airport construction projects dashboard provides analysis and insights into global airport construction projects, the airport project pipeline by value and volume, and GlobalData’s construction projects momentum index for airport projects.

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Airport construction project pipeline volume by country

Design Build Network evaluates the world’s major airport construction projects in various stages by volume, location and stage of development.

A total of 96 airport projects were started in 2020, while 55 projects were completed.

China and the US were home to the highest number of airport projects whose construction was commenced in 2020 with 14 projects each, followed by Russia and India with six projects each.

Airport construction project pipeline value by country

Design Build Network has analysed the value of airport construction projects in various stages of construction located across the world, based on GlobalData’s comprehensive database of airport construction projects in pipeline.

Airport construction projects with a combined value of $56.49bn were started in 2020, while projects worth $41.8bn combined were completed.

China started airport construction projects worth $32.77bn, followed by the US with $2.8bn and India with $618m in 2020.

Global airport construction projects momentum index

The momentum index is based on scoring the latest developments on projects from +5 to -5 based on the degree to which a development is positive, such as construction commencing or a contract awarded, or negative, such as delays or cancellations. The overall momentum score is the average score for the month, weighted by the project values.

Using GlobalData’s comprehensive and continuously updated database of airport construction projects, Design Build Network calculates the monthly and trend scores of projects.

Monthly score is the average event score for all projects updated in a month, while trend score is the three-month moving average of the monthly score.

Top 50 global airport construction projects as of November 2021

Design Build Network has identified the world’s biggest airport construction projects by value, based on GlobalData’s database of airport construction projects worldwide.

King Abdulaziz International Airport Expansion, Saudi Arabia, Hamad International Airport Expansion, Qatar, and Hong Kong International Airport Three-Runway System (3RS), Hong Kong topped the list of the world’s 50 biggest airport construction projects by value as of November 2021.

The top five projects together accounted for a combined value of $115bn.

Project Name Project Value(US$ m) Project Owner Location Stage
King Abdulaziz International Airport Expansion 35,000 General Authority of Civil Aviation Saudi Arabia Execution
Hamad International Airport Expansion 28,600 Hamad International Airport Steering Committee (HIA);New Doha International Airport Qatar Execution
Hong Kong International Airport Three-Runway System (3RS) 18,256 Hong-Kong Airport Authority Hong Kong Execution
Heathrow Airport Expansion 18,178 Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd United Kingdom Planning
John F. Kennedy International Airport Redevelopment 15,500 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United States Execution
Bulacan International Airport 14,510 Department of Transportation Philippines EPC Award
Long Thanh International Airport 14,500 Airports Corporation of Vietnam Vietnam Execution
Texcoco New International Airport Development 11,700 Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications, Turkey Turkey Execution
Ivanpah Valley Airport 11,391 Secretary of Communications and Transportation Mexico Execution
Chongqing Second Airport 11,000 Sichuan ProvInce Airport Group Co Ltd China Execution
O'Hare International Airport Expansion 10,312 Department of Transportation and Communications, Philippines;Government of Cavite Philippines Tender
Foshan Gaoming Airport Development 10,000 Clark County Department of Aviation United States Study
Miami International Airport Modernization 9,340 Airports of Thailand Plc Thailand EPC Award
Ezhou Freight Hub Airport Development 9,294 Chongqing Airport Group Co Ltd China Planning
Ezhou Huahu Civil Airport 9,200 Abu Dhabi Airports Co United Arab Emirates Execution
Central Polish Airport 8,500 Chicago Midway International Airport United States Execution
Campinas Viracopos International Airport Modernization 8,500 U.S. Department of Defense Japan Execution
Dalian Jinzhouwan International Airport 8,500 Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Kuwait Kuwait Execution
Suvarnabhumi International Airport Expansion 8,500 Chicago Department of Aviation United States Execution
Incheon Airport Expansion: Phase IV 8,023 Foshan Airport Construction Development Co Ltd China Study
Jewar International Airport 8,000 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United States Execution
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport: Phase III 7,355 Macau International Airport Co Ltd Macao Execution
Jeju Island Airport 7,000 China West Airport Group China Execution
San Francisco International Airport Expansion 6,400 Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh Bangladesh Study
Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment 6,129 Hunan Airport Co Ltd Changsha Huanghua International Airport Branch China Execution
Frankfurt International Airport Expansion: Terminal III 6,047 CAAC Xinjiang Regional Administration;China National Aviation Fuel Group Co Ltd;Urumqi Linkong Development and Construction Investment Group Co Ltd China Execution
Imam Khomeini International Airport City 6,000 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport United States Execution
LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Redevelopment 6,000 Bahrain Airport Company Bahrain Execution
Santa Lucia International Airport Development 5,924 Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co Ltd China Execution
Western Sydney Airport 5,000 Washington State Department of Transportation United States Planning
Nijgadh International Airport 5,000 Miami-Dade Aviation Department United States Execution
Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport Phase III Expansion 4,974 Shun Feng Express China Execution
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport T3B Terminal and Fourth Runway 4,958 Hubei International Logistics Airport Co Ltd;Shun Feng Express China Construction Complete
Hohhot New Airport 4,900 Los Angeles International Airport Authority United States Execution
Domodedovo International Airport Expansion 4,900 Gansu Civil Aviation Airport Group Co Ltd China Execution
Greenfield Airport Development 4,836 Centralny Port Komunikacyjny Poland Planning
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Expansion 4,615 Empresa Brasileira de Infra-Estrutura Aeroportuaria Brazil Planning
San Diego International Airport Terminal 1 Replacement 4,300 Civil Aviation Administration of China China Execution
Karbala Imam Hussain International Airport 4,300 Airports of Thailand Plc Thailand Execution
PHL Capacity Enhancement Program: Terminal Buildings 4,200 Incheon International Airport Corp South Korea Execution
Orlando International Airport Expansion 4,186 Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority India Tender
Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal A Development 4,175 Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport China Execution
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal Renovation 4,158 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport South Korea Planning
Tampa International Airport Expansion 4,100 San Francisco International Airport United States Execution
Purandar Greenfield International Airport 4,100 Salt Lake City Corporation (Airport Department) United States Execution
Shannan Longzi Airport 4,000 Fraport AG Germany Execution
King Khalid International Airport Expansion 4,000 Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, Iran Iran Study
DIA South Terminal Redevelopment 4,000 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United States Execution
Xiamen Xiang'an International Airport 3,716 Secretary of Communications and Transportation Mexico Execution
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport: Terminal III 3,500 Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development;WSA Co Ltd Australia Execution
Navi Mumbai International Airport 3,450 Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal;Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Nepal Planning
Source: GlobalData Top Global Projects

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