Project is expected to enhance Sharjah International Airport’s capacity to reach 20 million passengers by 2025
Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) has inaugurated the $11 million East Expansion Project, which extends over 4000 sqm. at the Sharjah International Airport. The new expansion features four new gates, nine waiting areas, modern security equipment and rooms for people with reduced mobility.
The new amenities are a qualitative addition to the airport, contributing to enhancing its regional and global competitiveness, SAA stated. The comprehensive expansion plan is to raise the airports capacity to 20 million passengers by 2025, it added.
Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “We are pleased to continue the drive for excellence in the aviation sector through a clear vision and with the continued support of HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and HH Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.”
Recently, a comprehensive renovation of the first and business class lounge was completed to improve the level of services, which is now called ‘The Lounge’. Meanwhile, a new hall which can accommodate more than 170 people was also completed. It includes quite areas for relaxation, an interactive play area for children, in addition to providing international food and drinks as well as 24-hour passenger services.
The project was accomplished by an international company specialising in airport and infrastructure projects. SAA added that Sharjah Airport has achieved growth levels of 13 percent in the number of passengers during the past year, bringing 13.6 million passengers, making it the highest in its history.