Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Fujairah Airport to develop a master plan for its expansion programme.
The programme is aimed at enhancing the airport’s facilities. It is being undertaken by the Department of Civil Aviation for Fujairah, owner and operator of Fujairah International Airport.
The MoC will enable Fujairah to benefit from the expertise of Abu Dhabi Airports in planning, managing and supporting an airport expansion programme at Fujairah International Airport.
As part of the partnership, the Abu Dhabi Airports will assist Fujairah Airport with preparing a list of proposed component projects that will form the expansion project, while providing administrative assistance during construction.
It will also provide guidance to equip Fujairah Airport with the knowledge and know-how to implement the expansion programme and manage third-party construction managers, design consultants, construction contractors and others.
Abu Dhabi Airports chairman Ali Majed Al Mansoori said: "Abu Dhabi Airports is always eager to support any initiative that will further develop the aviation infrastructure in the UAE and the region.
"Today’s partnership will capitalise on the know-how that the company holds to support our peers in enhancing their facilities and further accommodating their growing demand."
Department of Civil Aviation of the Emirate of Fujairah chairman Mohammed Abdulla Al Salami said: "We are glad to sign this Memorandum of Cooperation today between Abu Dhabi Airports and the Department of Civil Aviation of the emirate of Fujairah with regards to the development programme for Al Fujairah International Airport.
"Abu Dhabi Airports has all the necessary expertise in planning and managing airport expansion programmes, which creates the perfect partnership. This type of cooperation will also support the UAE’s leading position in the aviation industry."
Image: Officials at the signing of the MoC. Photo: courtesy of Abu Dhabi Airports.