New Airport Development - Salalah Airport

The new terminal at Salalah Airport envisages an expansion of capacity to 2 million passengers annually. The airport has been designed to allow for further expansions to cater for future demand growth to 6 million passengers annually when the demand is required.

The expansion of Salalah Airport is part of a strategic offensive to develop Salalah as a tourist destination. The town is located 1,000 km south of the capital Muscat, and with a much cooler climate during the summer months, it`s a magnet for both Omanis and other Arabs.

New Salalah Airport Facts

Description Facts
Terminal Building Capacity – Stage 1 2 million passengers per annum (mppa)
Terminal Building Capacity – Stage 2 / 3 4 / 6 mppa
Total Gross Floor Area Terminal Building 65,638 m²
Car Parking Capacity 1957
Air Traffic Control Tower Height 57m
Existing runway Will become a parallel taxiway
New runway Specifications 4,000m x 60m
Boarding Bridges / Contact Stands 10
Check-In Counters 25
Self service check-in kiosks 4
Emigration Counters - Departures 10
Immigration Counters – Arrivals 20
Arrivals Carousels 2 International + 1 Domestic
Transfer Counters 4
Cargo Terminal Capacity 100,000 tons per annum
Aircraft Hangar Capacity 1 wide body

Contracts for Salalah Airport

COWI, in a joint venture with Larsen Architects and Copenhagen Airports, are principal consultants on the expansion of Salalah Airport in Oman. As principal consultant, COWI is heading up the joint venture that will carry out the large-scale airport project from planning and designing to supervision of the building works. The assignment comprises runways, approach roads, terminals, baggage handling systems, control tower and all the other buildings and installations needed in a modern airport. The aim is to design a state-of-the-art airport offering passengers a supreme degree of comfort and safety.

adpi, the subsidiary of Aeroports de Paris, are the project management consultants for the development of Salalah Airport. adpi is providing project management consulting service and supervision of the engineering phase, overview of tender allocations, supervision of building phases and supervision of preparation for startup.

The project has been divided into various main contracts and standard national contracts.

Main and Standard National Contracts for the New Salalah Airport

Contracts Description Contract Awarded to
Project Management Project Management Consulting Service adpi
Principal Consultant Principal Consultant for Design and Supervision COWI - Larsen Joint Venture
MC5 Construction of new Terminal Building, new runway and other related work Galfar Engineering & Contracting and Larsen & Toubro - Joint Venture
MC6/td> IT & Security Systems Ultra Electronics
MC7 Operational Readiness & Airport Transfer (ORAT) Munich Airport
MC8 Baggage Handling Systems Vanderlande Industries
SNC9 Air Traffic Management Systems Indra
SNC10 Navigational Aids Systems Thales
SNC11 Passenger Boarding Bridges To be awarded
MC12 Detail Design and Construction of Cargo and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Facilities To be awarded
MC13 Detail Design and Construction of Catering Facilities To be awarded

Other Contracts Awarded for the New Salalah Airport

Other Contracts Awarded for the New Muscat International Airport

Contract Description Contract Awarded to
Design and Construction Supervision services of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Hangars and Cargo facilities Ghafari Associates LLC
Design and Construction Supervision of In-Flight catering facilities Al-Hatmy Engineering