Airport project to involve Mideast


The Middle East will form a central link in the world's first network of regional airports in a plan to open up new routes, avoid flight delays and at the same time generate new business and jobs.

Known as PlaneStation, the project is expected to see 30 airports, including as many as 11 in the Middle East, becoming fully operational and handling millions of passengers by 2007.

Joining the PlaneStation network will be a brand new international airport at Ajman, where work begins next March as part of a proposed major development designed to maximise the emirate's tourist and commercial potential.

The Ajman International Airport project is part of a master plan for the emirate, which the Wiggins Group has presented to the Ajman Government.