Book Description

Near fine original red boards, spine lettered in gilt. With a near fine pictorial dust jacket. A near-fine copy. Scarce.
Dealer Notes
First and only edition, a scarce and detailed account of the establishment of the Trucial States' first airport, drawing on previously unpublished accounts and photographs. This painstakingly researched work tells the story of the UAE's first truly modern development project, with Sharjah's airport now being the third largest airfreight hub in the Middle East. According to official 2015 statistics from Airports Council International. Ground services company, Sharjah Aviation Services, handled 586,195 tonnes in 2015 – a 16.1% increase year on year. It has one passenger terminal with an area of 125,000 m2 (1,350,000 sq ft).

Sharjah International Airport is home base of the low-cost carrier Air Arabia. The headquarters of Air Arabia is in the Sharjah Freight Center, on the property of the airport in Sharjah, UAE. The center is an old cargo terminal.

The BAe party was headed by Sir Geoffrey Tuttle, which received a great welcome, the whole party were also given watches and few received magnificent swords as well.

It replaced RAF Sharjah, which was closer to the city and was opened in 1932. It was the first airport in UAE and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, for use by Imperial Airways, and was subsequently used by the RAF until 14 December 1971. The reason for the move was development pressure from the city of Sharjah. The old terminal and tower building is now Al Mahatta Museum. The old airport's runway is now part of King Abdul Aziz Street in the city centre.

The airport was used by the United States Air Force 926th Tactical Fighter Group during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Approximately 450 members of the unit were stationed at the airport, which flew A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft during the conflict in late 1990 and early 1991.
Author STANLEY-PRICE, Nicholas.
Date 2012
Binding Hardback
Publisher Brighton: Book Guild Publishing, 2012
Illustrator N/A
Condition Near Fine
Pages 240

Price: £250.00

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