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Airport construction projects

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.

Airport Technology’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

Airport Technology provides insight into the number of new airport projects in the world by country and stage of development.

As at the start of 2022, Airport Technology had identified 1,038 airport projects over $25m at various stages of development, including 452 in execution.

By country, the US was home to the highest number of airport projects with 176 projects, followed by India and Russia with 79 and 59 projects, respectively.

Airport construction project pipeline value by country

Airport Technology provides an analysis of the total investment value of airport projects by country and stage of development, based on GlobalData’s construction projects database.

The total pipeline of new airport construction projects over $25m had a combined value of $1.64tn at the start of 2022.

By country, India had the largest pipeline of over $25m new airport projects, worth a total of $240.55bn, followed by the US and Russia with $231.82bn and $200.06bn, respectively.

India had airport construction projects in the execution phase worth $225.41bn, followed by the US with $186.28bn and China with $87.14bn in 2021.

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 of all project developments in each month, weighted by the project values.

The airport construction projects momentum index, which is based on GlobalData’s construction projects database, depicts the monthly and trend scores of projects.

Monthly score is the average event score for all project developments in each month, while the trend score is the three-month moving average of the monthly score.

Top 50 global airport construction projects

Airport Technology 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 May 2022.

The top five projects together accounted for a combined value of $118.6bn.

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 31,700 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
Istanbul New Airport 11,700 Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communications, Turkey Turkey Execution
Chengdu Tianfu International Airport Development 11,000 Sichuan ProvInce Airport Group Co Ltd China Execution
Sangley Point International Airport 10,312 Department of Transportation and Communications, Philippines;Government of Cavite Philippines Tender
Ivanpah Valley Airport 10,000 Clark County Department of Aviation United States Study
U-Tapao International Airport Expansion 9,340 Airports of Thailand Plc Thailand EPC Award
Kuwait International Airport Expansion 9,300 Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Kuwait Kuwait Execution
Chongqing Second Airport 9,294 Chongqing Airport Group Co Ltd China Planning
Abu Dhabi Airport Expansion 9,200 Abu Dhabi Airports Co United Arab Emirates Execution
O'Hare International Airport Expansion II 8,500 Chicago Midway International Airport United States Execution
Henoko Runway Development 8,500 U.S. Department of Defense Japan Execution
O'Hare International Airport Expansion 8,500 Chicago Department of Aviation United States Execution
Foshan Gaoming Airport Development 8,023 Foshan AirPort Development Co Ltd China Study
LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment 8,000 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United States Execution
Bahrain International Airport Expansion 7,500 Bahrain Airport Company Bahrain Execution
Macau International Airport Expansion 7,355 Macau International Airport Co Ltd Macao Execution
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Phase III Expansion 7,000 China West Airport Group China Execution
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport 6,400 Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh Bangladesh Study
Changsha Huanghua Airport East Expansion Phase II: Terminal 3 6,129 Hunan Airport Co Ltd Changsha Huanghua International Airport Branch China Execution
Urumqi International Airport North District Expansion 6,047 CAAC Xinjiang Regional Administration;China National Aviation Fuel Group Co Ltd;Urumqi Linkong Development and Construction Investment Group Co Ltd China Execution
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Expansion 6,000 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport United States Execution
Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Phase I Expansion 5,924 Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co Ltd China Execution
Washington Commercial Airport 5,000 Washington State Department of Transportation United States Planning
Miami International Airport Modernization 5,000 Miami-Dade Aviation Department United States Execution
Ezhou Freight Hub Airport Development 4,974 Shun Feng Express China Execution
LAX Automated People Mover System 4,900 Los Angeles International Airport Authority United States Execution
Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport Phase III Expansion Project 4,900 Gansu Civil Aviation Airport Group Co Ltd China Execution
Central Polish Airport 4,836 Centralny Port Komunikacyjny Poland Planning
Campinas Viracopos International Airport Modernization 4,615 Empresa Brasileira de Infra-Estrutura Aeroportuaria Brazil Planning
Dalian Jinzhouwan International Airport 4,300 Civil Aviation Administration of China China Execution
Suvarnabhumi International Airport Expansion 4,300 Airports of Thailand Plc Thailand Execution
Incheon Airport Expansion: Phase IV 4,200 Incheon International Airport Corp South Korea Execution
Jewar International Airport 4,159 Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority India Tender
Jeju Island Airport 4,158 Ministry of Land, Construction and Transport, Korea South Korea Planning
San Francisco International Airport Expansion 4,100 San Francisco International Airport United States Execution
Frankfurt International Airport Expansion: Terminal III 4,000 Fraport AG Germany Execution
Imam Khomeini International Airport City 4,000 Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, Iran Iran Study
LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Redevelopment 4,000 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey United States Execution
Santa Lucia International Airport Development 3,716 Secretary of Communications and Transportation Mexico Execution
Western Sydney Airport 3,500 Department of Construction and Regional Development;WSA Co Ltd Australia Execution
Nijgadh International Airport 3,450 Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal;Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Nepal Planning
Hohhot New Airport 3,313 Hohhot AirPort Management Investment Co Ltd China Execution
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Rehabilitation 3,000 Department of Transportation;Manila International Airport Authority Philippines Planning
Sanya New Airport 1,628 Sanya AirPort Co Ltd China Planning
Khartoum New International Airport 1,600 Sudan Civil Aviation Authority Sudan Execution
Source: GlobalData Construction Projects Database

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