DAA Does Business In The Middle East
Published on Jun 30 2014 10:06 AM in General Industry
The Dublin Airport Authority, which is property of the Irish State, has landed a "significant" advisory deal in Oman. An agreement between Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) and DAA International has been reached, meaning specialist training will be provided to the former's staff. The deal may also mean that, in the future, the Irish firm may provide advice to their Middle Eastern business partners on assets management and development, safety and security, and customer service. Under the first phase of the deal, 100 staff from Oman will travel to Dublin Airport for training over the next six months, with the likelihood of further large numbers following in their wake. DAA International chief executive, Colm Moran, thinks the contract is very significant for the company: “Five new airport facilities are currently under construction in Oman, and DAA International will be assisting OAMC with the delivery of these new terminals and airports though the provision of specialist training and a range of other services,” Mr Moran said. OAMC is constructing a new terminal at Muscat International Airport, which will be able to facilitate 12 million passengers per year, and a new international airport at Salalah – Oman’s second gateway – with the capacity to handle one million people annually. Three new regional airports are also under construction in Oman, each with a capacity for 250,000 passengers per annum.