Growth rates in passenger and cargo traffic to the Middle East are expected to average about 15% per year during the period to 1982. The Middle East has become a showcase for airport design and equipment choice. Although in most cases the region does not suffer the constraints of siting, land use, noise access, and community reaction, there are two issues which have yet to influence the region. First, the Middle East may be a high-fare market at present, but low fares and new marketing concepts are certain to spill over. Second, most developing countries believe that the air transport consumer should pay an economic rate for the facilities provided on their behalf. The busiest passenger route within the Arab world links Jeddah with Cairo. The airport developments at either end highlight the economic differences between Saudi-Arabia and Egypt. The major international airports and commercial centers of the region are discussed. Civil wars, the widespread military restrictions over much of the airspace in the Middle East, and the fighting in the Horn of Africa indicate that prosperity and growth ultimately depend on peace and stability.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • HOFTON, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Pagination: p. 12
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  • Accession Number: 00179884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airports International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM