July 31st, 2015
The Nadi Airport Terminal Modernisation Project has been progressing well with contractors Hawkins and Pacific Building Solutions nearing close to fifty percent of the upgrade works and targeting completion by mid next year.
One of the major highlights of the ongoing construction of a modern Nadi International Airport is the installation of the steel roof structures at the terminal which started going up this month.
Airports Fiji Limited Executive Chairman Faiz Khan said maintaining the airport operational has been the main priority during this milestone project which is worth $105 million.
?Construction works has been staged to allow the airport to be operational. Most of the works have been carried out during the night when there are no flights to ensure our passengers are not affected. We are bound to have some disruptions with areas being cordoned off, duty free spaces becoming smaller and some areas being shut down to allow for construction,? Khan said.
?When completed Nadi International Airport will be the pride of Fiji with a modern look, more spacious and convenient but most importantly it will further enhance our image as a top tourist destination complementing Fiji?s efforts to attract more visitors. To achieve this for Fiji we continuously seek your patience, support and understanding while we complete the project.?
Construction of the departures area on the first floor which has been redeveloped and extended is almost complete. We are looking at launching this area for public usage around September.
When completed Nadi International Airport will boast a modern check in terminal with its ceiling being raised to seven meters, extension to the entrance of the terminal enabling improved passenger flow management.
A new two lane drop off area will be created for better traffic management outside the departure check in hall and throughout the terminal there will be modern and new air conditioning systems.
Inside the departures lounge there will be modern shopping and retail facilities with amenities such as a prayer room and children?s play area.
Passengers arriving into the country will get enhanced facilities such as additional immigration counters and carousel.
July 31st, 2015