ADAC’s masterplan for the airport calls for the construction of a 220,000-square-metre terminal, midfield between the existing runway and a new one to be built two kilometres to the north. The midfield terminal is expected to increase the airport’s passenger handling capacity by 20 million when it comes on stream by 2010. Bids for the contract to build a 55,000-square-metre terminal for Etihad Airways are due to be submitted on 10 June.

The local Al-Jaber Group with Brazil’s Odebrecht is building the 4,100-metre runway. Work on the category 111 all-weather runway is to be completed by November 2007. The US’ Parsons International is the programme manager (MEED 19:5:06).