The Developer

Pembrey Airport was, in 1957, an abandoned, disused military airport. Winston Thomas redeveloped the site into a modern commercial airport to create inward investment for West Wales and the County of Carmarthenshire.

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Dubai visit

GALF 2013

Winston Thomas was asked to be a quest speaker at the Global Airport Leaders' Forum 2013 in Dubai. Here is his account of the visit:

A very busy couple of days, the gentleman in the middle is H.R Khalifa al Zaffin Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation.

H.R.Khalifa also invted us on a guided tour of the Dubai Airport which covers an area of 52 square miles and will accommodate140 million passengers when completed , they also asked if I was available to solve some of their telecommunications noise mitigation problems due to my experience in North America.

The opening ceremony was conducted by H.H Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Executive Chairman Emirates Airlines who have 33 A380 in service and 52 A380 on order with a total fleet of 186 aircraft. The whole four days was very productive and they asked if I could be available for other events during the year including the Dubai Air Show in November

This is a letter I received from our mediator, he was the CEO of New Deli Airport working now in Dubai as a consultant:

Professor Inderjit Singh was the Mediator at this event and the following is a letter of thanks for being a guest speaker at the Dubai Airport Show.

Dear Winston,

My wife Mala and I were very pleased to meet with you at the Global Airport Leaders' Forum 2013. I enjoyed every moment of our interaction and look forward to many more such occasions in the future. Our visit to DWC was a pleasant experience.

Your distinguished presence and immaculate responses to the questions that were raised in the Session on Day 1 16:40-17:20 wherein you were the Speaker and I was the Moderator generated a lot of interest among the audience. Your presentation on your bold initiative of acquiring an abandoned airfield and then transforming it into a successful commercial operation was found to be laudable by one and all.

I found the CD that you gave me on Celtic Engineering very informative.

I am enclosing a copy of my resume and an interview by the Arabian Man, published out of Dubai, while I was with the DAE.

Mala joins me in extending our best wishes for success in all your professional ventures and regards to your family.

Looking forward to our meeting again.

Best regards,

Inderjit Singh