Abdul Wahab Al Roumi, director-general of Sharjah’s Department of Civil Aviation has said the emirate’s international airport is set to starting construction of a Dhs500m ($135.9m) CAT III runway, Gulf News has reported. The new 4,000-metre runway is part of plans that will see the existing runway being renovated and the addition of another tier with holding lounges and an air bridge, car parks, and new roads outside the airport. The airport handled 104.2 million passengers during the first eight months, a 10.5% increase over the same period last year.