The Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) has announced the opening of the new facilities built as part of East Expansion project at a cost of AED40 million ($11 million).
These facilities, which extend over a 4,000 sq m area, are a qualitative addition to the airport, contributing to enhancing its regional and global competitiveness.
It is a stage within the comprehensive expansion plan to raise the airport’s capacity to 20 million passengers by 2025, said the statement from SAA.
The visit also included a viewing of the special service hall, which underwent comprehensive renovations to upgrade the level of services provided by the airport. Many other facilities that underwent renovation and development, were also visited, it added.
It includes food and beverage outlets as well as a duty-free shop. Other facilities include nine waiting areas, security scanning equipment and rooms and facilities for people with reduced mobility.
SAA Chairman Ali Salim Al Midfa said the project was accomplished by an international company specialising in airport and infrastructure projects.
Recently, a comprehensive renovation of the first and business class lounge, which is now called “The Lounge”, was completed to improve the level of services, noted Al Midfa.
The new hall can accommodate more than 170 people, and includes quiet areas for relaxation, an interactive play area for children, in addition to providing international food and drinks and 24-hour passenger service, he added.-TradeArabia News Service