By Justin Lee (Singapore)
daa International is an international airport management, advisory services and aviation training business. The company was established in 2013 as a fully-owned subsidiary of daa plc, which is a commercial semi-state airport company in Ireland that owns and operates Dublin Airport and Cork Airport. daa itself is fully-owned by the Irish State.
Apart from daa International, daa has another subsidiary company, ARI (Aer Rianta International). ARI conducts a broad span of international airport retail activities, with direct or indirect interests in 16 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. It also holds 20% of daa’s share in Düsseldorf Airport in Germany and a 11% interest in Hermes Airports, the operator of Paphos and Larnaca airports in Cyprus.
In recent years, daa International has offered a suite of services to clients in Australia, the Philippines, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom across the following categories:
1) Advisory and consultancy services
2) Management and concessions contracts, and
3) Investments and partnerships.
One of the most significant overseas airport projects secured by daa International is the airport management contract for Terminal 5 at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia where it operates and manages the terminal on behalf of Riyadh Airports Company.
Along with the operations and management of Terminal 5 at King Khalid International Airport, the daa International team at King Khalid International Airport also manages the car parks and works to grow routes development and sustainability with Riyadh Airports.