Sharjah shows tourism ambition with $410m airport revamp

Sharjah International Airport Authority plans to increase capacity to 20m passengers by 2027
Sharjah shows tourism ambition with $410m airport revamp
By Staff writer
Sat 24 Feb 2018 11:26 AM

More details have been revealed about a AED1.5 billion ($410 million) expansion plan at Sharjah International Airport.

The Sharjah International Airport Authority (SIAA) showcased its plans during the UAE Innovation Month in the emirate this week.

These include the massive expansion of the passenger terminal over the next four years, which will increase the capacity of Sharjah International Airport to 20 million passengers by 2027. 

The expansion will also include using modern facilities such as smart gateways facilitating fast passenger movement and considerably shortening processing time, a statement said.

Ali Salem Al Midfa, chairman of Sharjah International Airport Authority, said: "Through our participation in the UAE Innovation Month, we are showcasing the most innovative initiatives and projects being implemented by us. Of note is a video presentation on our smart travel initiative, which provides an easy and quick travel experience for travellers passing through Sharjah International Airport.”

He said that the expansion of Sharjah International Airport will "significantly boost and multiply" the number of passengers visiting the emirate, improving the existing travel options and boosting economic growth and job creation across various sectors.

The expansion of the Sharjah International Airport is estimated to cost AED1.5 billion and will be completed in several phases and will feature several projects, the most important of which will be the expansion of the local road network serving the airport.

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