New East Extension opens at Sharjah Airport

It’s part of the plan to raise the capacity of the airport to 20 million passengers by 2025

New East Extension opens at Sharjah Airport

Sharjah Airport has opened its new East Extension project, which spans 4,000 sq m.

The project has an estimated cost of Dhs40m and is part of the plan to raise the capacity of the airport to 20 million passengers by 2025.

It is an integrated building that has four new gates, which will increase the number of flights in and out of the emirate. There are two floors equipped with the latest travel technologies.

There will be 24-hour cafés and restaurants in the extension, 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.

The new hall can hold more than 170 people and includes quiet areas for relaxing as well as play areas for children.

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 H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah."

The first and business class lounge, which is now called "The Lounge", has also been revamped at Sharjah Airport.

Over the past year the number of passengers at Sharjah Airport has grown by 13 percent, the highest growth in its history, and now connects travellers to more than 100 global destinations.

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