Cushman & Wakefield, Riyadh – August 20, 2014: Cushman & Wakefield today announced that Cushman & Wakefield , Saudi Arabia, has been appointed by Al Maha Airways (Qatar Airways domestic operations in Saudi Arabia) as the facilities and project management service provider for their new operations based in Jeddah.

Al Maha Airways commence domestic operations in Saudi Arabia from 14 December.  To support these activities they have acquired a new head office in Jeddah and will occupy a number of buildings in the King Abdul Aziz International Airport, and will be also be providing residential accommodation to more than 3000 flight and ground staff.

Cushman & Wakefield will initially project manage the fit out of their 4000 sqm office facility, which includes their General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) approved Command and control facility, ticketing office and senior management team.  Project management services will also be provided to the new airport facilities, which include the executive lounge, aircraft maintenance hangers, check-in facilities and crew briefing facility. Once located, Cushman & Wakefield  are required to provide ongoing IFM services to all facilities operated by Al Maha.

Richard Naylor, Chief Executive – Saudi Arabia, Cushman & Wakefield, commented: “This is a key win for the expanding growth of the business in Saudi Arabia.  The team has put a considerable amount of hard work into penetrating the aviation sector and we were awarded this instruction based on the company’s global experience in the aviation industry and, in particular, our historical long term relationship with Qatar Airways in Doha”.