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Airport upgrade

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, November 29, 2012

WORK on the refurbishment and upgrade of Nadi International Airport will begin next year.

Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the improvements to the terminal would make the country's tourism gateway more attractive and improve traffic flow.

"A lot of design work is being carried out and tenders need to be called and physical construction will begin in the new year," he said.

"The airport modernisation pertains to the terminal itself and not an extension to the runway. We have more than enough capacity at the moment with our current runway facilities.

"However, there is a need to fix the flow of traffic in the terminal area. There are issues in respect of the flow of departing passengers and we are monitoring this to see whether more space needs to be allocated to improve passenger processing and movement."

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said expansion plans would feature an increase in the number of retail and food outlets in the departure lounge.

"We will have more shops and modern facilities giving a point of difference and variety and we are looking at gaining more revenue through the franchises," he said.

The last major upgrade at the airport terminal was conducted in 2003 at a cost of $72m and the apron slab upgrade in 2006 which cost $11m.





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