Algeria: A new project to double the capacity at Bejaia Airport
24 November 2009
DTP, the Directorate of Public Works, has just announced a major renovation project to take place at Bejaia Airport in Algeria.
The landing runway at the airport will be extended from 2400 to 3000 metres.
The terminal will also be enlarged, in order to double its passenger handling capacity from 100,000 to 200,000 travellers per year, as the daily La Tribune reports.
The date for the start of the work is not yet known. A feasibility study is going to be carried out in the first instance, since the project makes provision for the runway to be extended out to sea.
The project involves “an option in off-shore operations which will be the first of its kind in Africa”, according to the DTP press release.
The upgraded airport will be able to accommodate the seven Boeing B737-800 medium-range aircraft which Air Algeria has just ordered.
The project will cost between 493 million and 553 million Dollars, according to a press release issued at the Dubai aviation trade fair.<br/>